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  • Senator Sanders Stands with NFFC, Labor, and Climate Groups on USMCA Vote

    January 20, 2020

    In Jessica Corbett’s article posted January 16 at https://www.commondreams.org/, the senator graciously stated: “And it is opposed by the National Family Farm Coalition, which believes it will lock in rules that have devastated family farms and expanded corporate control over agriculture in North America. I am proud to stand with these labor unions, environmental groups and ...

  • Trump’s New Trade Deal USMCA Was ‘Oversold’ and Will Hurt Smaller Farmers

    January 9, 2020

    Authored by Brendan Cole, this article posted December 16, 2019, at https://www.newsweek.com/usmca-trump-farms-rural-national-family-farm-coalition-1477459 features NFFC leaders Dena Hoff and Jim Goodman.

  • FAO in North America – Creating a Common Vision for More Sustainable Food Systems

    January 9, 2020

    Originally posted December 10, 2019, at http://www.fao.org Washington, DC – FAO North America, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN USA) and Duke University’s World Food Policy Center organized the first Food System Dialogue in Washington, DC. The Food Systems Dialogues are a global series of facilitated round-table discussions that encourage collective action for transforming food ...

  • Op-ed by Jim Goodman, Anthony Pahnke, and Mark Perrone (UFCW): Food Safety Ignored in USMCA

    January 4, 2020

    Op-ed by Jim Goodman, Anthony Pahnke, and Mark Perrone (UFCW): Food Safety Ignored in USMCA

    Originally posted December 24, 2019, at www.thehill.com. America’s food safety takes back seat in new trade deal American consumers today are empowered with more information than ever before. With smartphones, social media, and countless online reviews at their fingertips, it’s never been easier to learn everything about the products they buy. But when it comes to the ...

  • Op-Ed by Patti Naylor – Reform Failing Agribusiness Model through Agroecology

    November 1, 2019

    Op-Ed by Patti Naylor - Reform Failing Agribusiness Model through Agroecology

    Originally posted October 15, 2019, at desmoinesregister.com Our food and agriculture system is in crisis. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that global hunger has increased to 820 million people – 1 in 9 – while malnutrition has skyrocketed to 2 billion people – about 1 in 4. Meanwhile, farmers globally face chronically low ...

  • NAFTA: Putting family farmers out of business since 1994

    November 1, 2019

    NAFTA: Putting family farmers out of business since 1994

    Op-ed by Patti Naylor, Darvin Bentlage, John Harter and Christopher Mosel Originally posted August 30, 2019, at desmoinesregister.com Two longtime Iowa politicians, Sen. Charles Grassley and now dairy industry lobbyist Tom Vilsack, held a press conference recently touting the gains for farmers from President Trump’s newly negotiated NAFTA. We’re family farmers and we’ve heard this same line ...

  • Op-ed by George Naylor – Agriculture or agribusiness? As Iowa goes…

    March 4, 2015

    Op-ed by George Naylor - Agriculture or agribusiness? As Iowa goes…

    Originally posted at desmoinesregister.com Here we go again. Presidential hopefuls are descending on Iowa like saviors from on high, feigning to listen to “we, the voters.” With frequent news stories about how our farming practices affect others downstream (like water consumers in Des Moines and fishers in the Gulf of Mexico), or how patented GMO seed ...

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