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  • NFFC And NAMA Director Niaz Dorry Recognized With James Beard Foundation Leadership Award

    May 9, 2024

    The North American Marine Alliance (NAMA) and National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) are pleased to announce that Niaz Dorry, Director of both organizations, has been recognized as a 2024 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award recipient in the Policy Advocacy category. Niaz has played a pivotal role in grassroots movement-building and steering federal legislation towards recognizing and ...

  • ‘They just need land’: young farmers struggle to find affordable acreage

    April 22, 2023

    Across the country, the cost of farmland is the highest it has been since the 1970s. From 2021 to 2022 alone, value per acre increased by 12.4% and it now costs on average $3,800 an acre, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In some states it’s even higher. According to a survey conducted by the National ...

  • NFFC, Allies Ask Court to Strike Down Dicamba

    April 19, 2023

    April 13, 2023 – From a Center for Food Safety press release: In 2016 Monsanto opened the floodgates to massive spraying of dicamba during farming season by genetically engineering soybeans and cotton to withstand “over-the-top” spraying of dicamba. The results have been devastating, as millions of acres of farmers’ crops have been “damaged and sometimes destroyed ...

  • Congress Wants to Block Foreign Ownership of U.S. Farmland. Is This a Red Herring?

    February 16, 2023

    As this new Ambrook Research article reports, members of Congress have recently introduced legislation that would prevent international investment in farmland, stoking fears about Chinese investments in particular. While internationally-based US land investment is a definite concern, the real risk to US farmland comes from within our own borders. As our National Program Coordinator, Jordan Treakle, ...

  • New Report Details Three Decades of Dairy Devastation

    February 10, 2023

    This Food and Power article highlights a new report by Food & Water Watch, NFFC’s longtime ally fighting corporate consolidation in the food and farm system, particularly the dairy sector. Like Food & Water Watch, Sarah Lloyd – Wisconsin dairy farmer and NFFC/Family Farm Defenders member – scolds the US approach of encouraging and exporting ...

  • What is the Real Threat to US Farmers Owning Farmland?

    February 9, 2023

    Based on research by NFFC and Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), “the real threat to our food security…. is broader corporate ownership and consolidation of American farmland — including by domestic investors”. NFFC appreciates Lela Nargi’s dive into this question for Ambrook Research which highlights our four reports on land ...

  • Senators Propose Eliminating Tax Liability for IRA-Assisted Farmers

    February 1, 2023

    NFFC joined a number of members and allies endorsing Senators Booker (D-NJ), Stabenow (D-MI), Warnock (D-GA), and Smith (D-MN) Family Farmer and Rancher Tax Fairness Act, which would remove the tax liability for distressed farmers and ranchers who received assistance from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. This IRA, passed in August and signed ...

  • Women Must Be At the Table

    January 31, 2023

    This article in Ms. Magazine stated: “That’s triggered another old American tradition: land grabs. The National Family Farm Coalition has partnered with Vermont Law School to create four reports on state and federal laws overseeing land access with that history in mind. If you picture your local farmer as a guy with a green John Deere ...

  • Diverse Groups Urge Congress to Enact American Beef Labeling Act

    January 10, 2023

    A January 10, 2023, letter was sent to the American Beef Labeling Act’s bipartisan group of Senate cosponsors and bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives. The letter reveals that the objective of the American Beef Labeling Act is to ensure that beef produced from US-born and -raised cattle is distinguished in the marketplace and that consumers ...

  • Loss of Parity, Price Floors and Supply Management in 1950s Haunts Farmers Today

    November 30, 2022

    Matt West is a fifth-generation farmer in Elk Valley, Tennessee, raising corn, soybeans, wheat, melons, and sweet potatoes. Although he finds farming satisfying, he laments the rising input costs, labor shortages, and ongoing situation of farmers as price-takers. As quoted in the article, NFFC has written that “… farm policy encourages farmers to plant as ...

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