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  • Stand Together to Defend Debt Relief for Black Farmers

    June 21, 2022

    Stand Together to Defend Debt Relief for Black Farmers

    Jim Goodman (President of NFFC; and board member of NFFC member organization Family Farm Defenders) recently published this article at the Daily Yonder. In part: “We should be lifting each other up, not tearing each other down. As long as farmers are pitted against farmers, regardless of race or scale of operation, rural America – and the ...

  • WTO Meeting Presents Opportunity to Challenge Corporate Control Over Food Supply

    June 13, 2022

    WTO Meeting Presents Opportunity to Challenge Corporate Control Over Food Supply

    June 12, 2022, Anthony Pahnke (vice president of NFFC member organization Family Farm Defenders and Assistant Professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University in CA) published this article at Truthout.org. In part: “What to do with our crisis-prone food system will be one of the topics broached at the upcoming Ministerial Conference of the WTO that will take ...

  • 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 DisparitytoParity.org; 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.

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