NFFC In the News


  • A Fairer Deal for Farmers

    July 15, 2020

    By Ffion Storer Jones, originally posted at Claims of what food to eat or not to eat, if you want to be friendlier to the environment are myriad – go vegan, organic is best, dairy is scary, ditch almond milk, eat pasture-fed meat. The producer, and what they’re paid for their work, rarely figures. Focusing ...

  • Critics Say Bipartisan Carbon Market Bill Won’t Dent Climate Change

    June 23, 2020

    By Lindsay Campbell, originally posted June 21, 2020 at Will a market-based approach work for agriculture? Earlier this month, a group of US senators did what would usually seem unthinkable in today’s political climate, and reached across the aisle to propose a bill that aims to tackle climate change through agriculture. The Growing Climate Solutions Act is ...

  • Postings after June 3, 2020, Ruling on Dicamba

    June 11, 2020

    June 2020 – NFFC’s reflection on the situation is found here. * June 26, Middletown Times: Dicamba * June 26, Bloomberg News: Legal Focus Now Shifts to Corteva’s Enlist * June 23, Effingham Daily News: EPA Defends Decision to Allow Spraying * June 22, Ohio’s Country Journal: Dicamba Rules Change (Again) * June 19, Aberdeen News: Court Denies Motion ...

  • After 30 Years, the Small Business Administration Recognizes Farmers

    May 12, 2020

    By Lynne Curry, originally posted May 11, 2020, at Small-scale farmers are cautiously hopeful about this new funding source. They also worry it’s too little, too late.

  • SBA Allows Farmers to Apply for Economic Disaster Loans

    May 11, 2020

    By Lynne Curry, originally published May 11, 2020, at Small-scale farmers are cautiously hopeful about this new funding source. They also worry it’s too little, too late. Last week the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) opened an online portal exclusively for “agricultural enterprises” (read: farmers) to apply for a Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). For decades ...

  • Farm Groups urge USDA to Spend Coronavirus Money, Support Dairy Farmers

    April 16, 2020

    This article by Rick Barrett originally appeared on April 14, 2020, in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  

  • NFFC, Allies Assert Role of Civil Society to UN Secretary General

    March 30, 2020

    Those Most Affected by Hunger, Malnutrition Must Shape UN Food Systems Summit Originally published March 24, 2020 at With the corporate world increasingly involved in UN decision-making, 550 CSOs, social movements and universities handover a letter to the UN Secretary General today asserting people’s role in the transformation of food systems. Corporations in the global industrial chain ...

  • Memo: Land Access for Beginning and Disadvantaged Farmers

    March 30, 2020

    This release was originally posted on March 30, 2020, at Lead Authors: Meleiza Figueroa and Leah Penniman Contributors: Mackenzie Feldman, Jordan Treakle, Anthony Pahnke, Adam Calo, Alastair Iles, and Johnny Bowman Executive Producers: Greg Carlock and Julian Brave NoiseCat In 1910, one in seven farmers were African-American and held titles to approximately 16-19 million acres of farmland. Over ...

  • Consolidation and Climate Change Threaten U.S. Fisheries

    March 5, 2020

    On February 10, 2020, NFFC director Niaz Dorry served on a panel titled, “Surf ‘n’ Turf: can our seafood survive Big Ag and climate change?”, hosted by FERN’s (Food and Environment Reporting Network) Leah Douglas. Niaz stated, “None of the fisherman we work with are against putting limits on how much fish you catch. It’s ...

  • Whether You call it USMCA or NAFTA, it’s Really just a Failed Farm Policy

    March 5, 2020

    Missouri Rural Crisis Center farmer, Darvin Bentlage, submitted an op-ed to the Columbia Missourian on February 3, 2020, that noted, among other important points: “Fifty family farm groups sent a letter asking for reinstatement of COOL, the best promotion tool for independent cattle producers and the best education for consumers. Some of these groups include National ...

Our perspectives and voices of our members in selected national and local media in the last year.