Press Room

Here you’ll find our latest news and press releases. Members of the media can reach us by contacting Siena Chrisman.


  • Dairy Farmer Relief Campaign to Launch at Farm Aid

    September 17, 2019

    Dairy Farmer Relief Campaign to Launch at Farm Aid

    National Family Farm Coalition Demands “Fair Farm Prices Now,” Offers Long-term Solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Siena Chrisman, NFFC Communications Advisor, (917) 821-9631 Lisa Griffith, NFFC National Outreach Coordinator, (773) 319-5838 National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), representing 70,000 family farmers, ranchers, and fishermen in 40 states, will launch its “Fair Farm Prices Now!” campaign at Farm Aid 2019 on September ...

  • Government Shutdown Threatens Future of Rural America

    January 24, 2019

    Government Shutdown Threatens Future of Rural America

    National Family Farm Coalition strongly urges Congress and the President to reach an agreement to reopen the government now FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2019 Contact: Siena Chrisman, Communications Advisor, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net WASHINGTON–While the reopening of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency offices today will offer short-term relief to many farmers, the partial government shutdown, now ...

  • Small Gains, Big Disappointments in Status Quo Farm Bill

    December 11, 2018

    Small Gains, Big Disappointments in Status Quo Farm Bill

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2018 Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) applauds the rejection of punitive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the inclusion of several “small but mighty” provisions in the final text of the farm bill released today, including measures developed by NFFC to improve credit ...

  • Family Farm Organizations From US, Canada Oppose New NAFTA

    November 30, 2018

    Family Farm Organizations From US, Canada Oppose New NAFTA

    ​November 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The reworked agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico neglects the demands of farm groups MINNEAPOLIS—The original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been devastating for family farmers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It has promoted global agribusiness interests at the cost of family farmers and contributed to ...

  • Current Farm Policy Direction Hurts Family Farmers

    November 28, 2018

    Current Farm Policy Direction Hurts Family Farmers

    National Family Farm Coalition points to alternate way forward for strong farm bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2018 Contact: Siena Chrisman, Communications Advisor, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net Statement from National Family Farm Coalition: As the farm bill conference committee attempts to finalize the bill before the end of the current Congress, the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) urges the federal ...

  • Family Farmers Outraged by EPA Reapproval of Dicamba

    November 2, 2018

    Family Farmers Outraged by EPA Reapproval of Dicamba

    Harmful pesticide that has damaged millions of acres, hurt farmer livelihoods should not be approved for two more seasons. For Immediate Release: November 2, 2018 Contact: Siena Chrisman, NFFC Communications Advisor, siena@nffc.net, (917) 821-9631 National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is outraged that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed registration of Xtendimax, Monsanto’s (now Bayer) dicamba-based herbicide. The ...

  • Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More of the Same

    October 2, 2018

    Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More of the Same

    New USMCA will not help US farmers and will harm dairy farmers in Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2018 National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed that the renegotiation of the trilateral North American trade deal now known as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has again put the financial interests of multi-national corporations ahead of family farmers, ...

  • Family Farmers Urge New Direction for Farm Bill

    September 5, 2018

    Family Farmers Urge New Direction for Farm Bill

    National coalition praises details, criticizes big picture as conference committee begins deliberations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2018 The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) today urged the farm bill conference committee to craft a strong farm bill that will support family farmers and restore rural prosperity. In a letter to the committee as it convened its first meeting ...

  • Farmers Need Fair Prices, Not NAFTA-Lite and Meager Tariff Aid

    August 29, 2018

    Farmers Need Fair Prices, Not NAFTA-Lite and Meager Tariff Aid

    Trump Administration measures announced this week will not return prosperity to rural America FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 29, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC: This week, the Trump Administration announced a “handshake” deal with Mexico for a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and released details of the first payout of the $12 billion aid package to farmers hurt ...

  • Comments on USDA Milk Purchasing Program

    August 17, 2018

    Comments on USDA Milk Purchasing Program

    August 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Tuesday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new program to purchase fluid milk for distribution to The Emergency Food Assistance Program under Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1935. The agency will buy $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to food banks and other ...