NFFC signed on with nearly 140 organizations to a letter in support of the efforts of the Agriculture Committees to reform and update Farm Bill Programs and to work towards policies that will cultivate an equitable and sustainable food system.
NFFC and organizations, business’, and allies signed a letter to Members of Congress calling for a better solution to the crisis facing dairy farmers. Read the letter here.
Dairy Farmers urge all supporters to submit this petition to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack calling for Dairy Hearings. Print and fax or mail this petition.
Coalition Letter to Congress supporting GIPSA regulations.
Based on testimonies and information gathered during the 2010 competition workshops, 85 organizations confirm the urgent need for USDA-GIPSA to exercise its preexisting authority under the Packers and Stockyards Act to address a disastrous loss of competition.
We urge all Members of the House Agriculture Committee and the Congress as a whole to protect a just, transparent, and robustly competitive marketplace for livestock and poultry producers and the rural communities they support. The USDA-GIPSA rulemaking process is critical to the achievement of that goal.
Dairy Crisis – Paul Rozwadowski for NFFC – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
Todd Leake for Dakota Resource Council and the Western Organization of Resource Councils – U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Domestic PolicySubcommittee Hearing – “Is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Accounting for the Costs to Farmers From Contamination Caused by Genetically Engineered (GE) Plants?” (03.13.08)
Farm to School – Emily Jackson of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (NC) – Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing -Economic Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Agriculture Producers Today(04.24.07)
House Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management (04.26.07)