Ninety six organizations signed on to this letter advocating that no changes be made to country of origin labeling (COOL) rules during the 2014 Farm Bill Conference. Please read it here 2014 Farm Bill Conferee COOL Letter
The faith, labor, family farm, consumer, environmental, human rights and social justice organizations within Citizens Trade Campaign (CTC) wrote Obama urging him to enact meaningful trade reform as his administration enters into negotiations for a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP). To learn more about the TPP, visit www.citizenstrade.org/tpp.php.
NFFC joined approximately 300 farms, farm businesses and allied organizations on this Food Safety Modernization Act sign-on letter defending the Tester-Hagan exemption. It was submitted to the USDA as a formal comment on FSMA to both the Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls rule.
Here is a new letter sent to the President about restoring full funding for Section 2501 of the Farm Bill.
This week, we cosigned two letters address to the Farm Bill Conferees. One is on the Farm Bill in total and one is specifically on GIPSA. Please read them below.
Amidst discussion of the potential government shutdown, the Farm Bill extension from 2012 is set to expire October 1st.
Please read our sign-on letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack about COOL.
Letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging support for programs important to beginning and minority farmers. This was sent to help influence their deliberations that are being submitted to the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (10.25.11)
Joint Letter to Governments, UN Bodies and International Financial Institutions re: International Call for a Coordinated Approach to Food Reserves (06.01.10)
38 organizations ask OMB to return the Animal Disease Traceability final rule to the USDA for more thorough review (07.10.12) of its disproportionate impact on small farmers and the associated businesses, such as sale barns and veterinarians.
NFFC wrote Nancy Pelosi a letter urging her to vote for passage of H.R. 3962 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act – as it makes it way to the floor of the House of Representatives this weekend.
NFFC joins 140 state and national farm and livestock organizations in letters to the House and Senate committee members backing the GIPSA rule.