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  • Restore and Expand Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling

    March 8, 2024

    After a World Trade Organization dispute, US requirements for mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for beef and pork were repealed by Congress in 2015. MCOOL is also not required for eggs, dairy, and processed seafood such as canned tuna. Expanding and clarifying MCOOL regulations will restore market integrity and fair competition for US producers, ...

  • Clarify On-Farm Slaughter – Factsheet

    March 8, 2024

    NFFC partnered with Rural Vermont, Farm and Ranch Freedom Association, and the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund to advocate for clarification and protection of longstanding on-farm slaughter practices. On-farm slaughter supports resilient local meat supply chains, gives producers the business security they need with more transparent regulations and consistent enforcement, and allows consumers to have more ...

  • Land Policy for a Sustainable Farming Future

    October 2, 2023

    The interrelated trends of speculative corporate land investment, farm crisis, and the impacts on the next generation of producers raise urgent questions on the role of public policy on land issues – or land governance – and how new agricultural public programs and policies can ensure that farmland stays in the hands of the diverse ...

  • Milk from Family Dairies Act Explained

    August 18, 2023

    Milk from Family Dairies Act Explained

    US dairy farmers are in crisis due to a vicious cycle of “boom and bust” prices coupled with milk oversupply, leading to increasing consolidation within the industry. Since 1997, the US has lost more than 70% of its dairy farms. Supply management and price floors are the key to addressing this crisis. Dairy farmers need policies ...

  • The Fair Credit for Farmers Act

    July 27, 2023

    The Fair Credit for Farmers Act (S. 2668, HR 5296), jointly endorsed by NFFC and RAFI-USA, will improve access and accountability for the farm loan services offered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) while strengthening farmer-borrower rights. These improvements will especially help to ensure that historically underserved farmers and ranchers receive equal treatment in ...

  • The Farmland for Farmers Act

    July 27, 2023

    The Farmland for Farmers Act (S. 2583), introduced on July 27, 2023 by Senator Cory Booker and endorsed by NFFC, will address the most pressing concerns regarding the corporate capture of US farmland.  The majority of young farmers name accessing affordable farmland as their number one challenge, at the same time that 40% of all US ...

  • NFFC introduces the Milk from Family Dairies Act

    October 26, 2021

    NFFC introduces the Milk from Family Dairies Act

    After nearly two years of conversations and conceptualization, NFFC is proud to introduce the 2021 Milk from Family Dairies Act, a common-sense dairy policy proposal that will benefit family dairy farmers, their communities, workers, the environment, and consumers. Download Milk from Family Dairies Act.

  • Civil Society Mechanism releases COVID-19 report

    November 16, 2020

    This year, World Food Day (October 16) was commemorated through a variety of virtual events. One such event was the release of “VOICES FROM THE GROUND: from COVID-19 to radical transformation of our food systems“. Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Mechanism (CSM) produced the report for the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The ...

  • COVID-19 Stimulus Package for the Food System

    April 9, 2020

    The fourth stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 is already being developed. on the President, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce to declare a national disaster in the agriculture and seafood sectors to unlock existing federal disaster funding and services, and enable Congress to appropriate further relief funds for the farm ...

  • IATP and NFFC Report on Carbon Markets and Climate Policy

    February 4, 2020

    IATP and NFFC Report on Carbon Markets and Climate Policy