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  • 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) introduced on July 27, 2023, by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and 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 ...

  • 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

  • Food Solutions Forum Analysis for New Hampshire

    November 5, 2019

    ‘New Hampshire Farm, Fish & Food Economy’ was released in conjunction with the Food Solutions Forum held at UNH-Durham on November 5, 2019. Author Ken Meter, director and lead researcher of Crossroads Resource Center, analyzed state, regional, and federal government data to assess the socio-economic-physical health of the state and offer suggestions for family farmers ...

  • The Food from Family Farms Act: Ensuring a “Living Wage” for Family Farmers

    August 30, 2019

    The Food from Family Farms Act: Ensuring a “Living Wage” for Family Farmers

    For more than 30 years, the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) has been at the forefront of efforts to restore a truly just, sustainable, and effective farm bill. NFFC’s proposal, the Food from Family Farms Act, is the leading alternative to current farm policy, which is often expensive, inequitable, irrational, and unprofitable for all in ...

  • Preventing Black Land Loss through Heirs Property Eligibility

    December 14, 2017

    Originally posted by the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund during the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations. Black Land Loss Prevention Land is one of the greatest and most valuable assets African American farmers possess.  Black farmland ownership, which peaked in 1910 at 16 to 19 million acres, has decreased to less than 3 million acres today. The ...