NFFC In the News


  • Maine Voters Assert ‘Inalienable Right’ to Grow Food

    March 18, 2022

    In this February 17, 2022, posting by National News, lead campaigner for the food sovereignty ordinance and NFFC member, Betsy Garrold (Food for Maine’s Future president), noted: “We need to re-localise our food and break the stranglehold of the corporate commodified system.” NFFC director Niaz Dorry added, “This reverses the destructive food system which has been ...

  • Spending Bill Will Limit Livestock Emissions Regulation

    March 18, 2022

    March 10, 2022 – In spite of the February organizational letter to Congress demanding stronger EPA oversight of emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations, Bloomberg Green noted that: The $1.5 trillion bill to fund the U.S. government working its way through Congress includes two provisions that hamper the government’s ability to monitor and regulate emissions from ...

  • Mexico Resists GM Corn While US Fights Resistance

    March 18, 2022

    Originally posted November 17, 2021, this Politico article features the battle between Mexico’s efforts to preserve their heritage maize and the USDA’s attempts to force their acceptance of genetically modified varieties under the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. A nationwide campaign, No Country Without Corn (Sin Maíz No Hay País), was launched in 2007 by small farmers, ...

  • Groups Demand EPA Regulation of Factory Farm Pollution

    March 18, 2022

    On February 18, 2022, Environmental Leader highlighted a letter from Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, Indigenous Environmental Network, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, NFFC and nearly 30 additional signatories. The groups urged Congress to do everything in their power to require stronger EPA regulation of ...

  • Who really won the U.S. versus Canada dairy trade dispute?

    February 8, 2022

    Originally posted February 3, 2022. This statement from Karen Hansen-Kuhn (The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy) breaks down the legally binding panel decision against Canada’s allocation of dairy Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) in the US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). She also highlights NFFC’s dairy proposal, the Milk From Family Dairies Act, and the ways ...

  • Watch | Farm Talks: Why US Farmers and Intellectuals Want India to Adopt MSP

    February 6, 2022

    In this January 25, 2022, episode of ‘Farm Talks’, Indra Shekhar Singh interviews George Naylor, veteran organic farmers and former president of National Family Farm Coalition; American University professor Garrett Graddy Lovelace, co-founder of; and Raj Patel, research professor at the University of Texas-Austin. Beginning with the plight of state of US farmers, the episode ...

  • Division reigns among governments in UN Committee on World Food Security

    November 7, 2021

    By staff at the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Mechanism (CSM) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS). This October 14, 2021, article highlighted concerns that the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit of ignoring the systemic implications of COVID-19 or climate change and their related causes.

  • Meet the coalition resisting the global push for land privatization in Brazil

    November 7, 2021

    By Marianna Olinger. Published October 1, 2021, at Waging Nonviolence. The movement to pressure TIAA to divest its farmland holdings is expanding to pressure our congressional allies to address the issue of farmers’ land rights and corporate land ownership in new ways.

  • The UN is holding a summit…Why are so many people upset about it?

    November 7, 2021

    By Lela Nargi. Posted on September 17, 2021, The Counter dove into the concerns raised by a range of organizations about the UN Food Systems Summit. “Farmers, ecologists, academics—and even some of the UN’s own food policy experts—say the organization is favoring corporate interests over human welfare.”

  • As House focuses on China, farm groups see other land buyers

    November 7, 2021

    By Ellyn Ferguson. Originally posted August 5, 2021, this Roll Call article highlights NFFC’s demand for lawmakers to view farmland purchases by pension funds, corporations and wealthy individuals as an obstacle to new farmers for entering the industry or to small farmers for expanding their operations.

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