NFFC In the News


Latest

  • USFSA Food Sovereignty Prize Honors Organizations Across Continents

    November 16, 2022

    The Daily Yonder reported on the US Food Sovereignty Alliance’s 2022 Food Sovereignty Prize, which serves to counter the World Food Prize, first awarded in 1987 to highlight the Green Revolution’s means to increase global food supplies. Darnella Winston of the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives (a member of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, ...

  • Peasant Agroecology is at the Heart of the Movement for Food Sovereignty

    August 30, 2022

    In La Via Campesina’s August 2022 newsletter, they mention that members and allies have often noted that a radical overhaul of the global food system is urgent and necessary to address the interwoven crises of hunger, migration, poverty and global warming. The movement has insisted that food sovereignty achieved through peasant agroecology is a critical ...

  • Dairy Farmers Head to DC to Push Dairy Revitalization Plan

    July 26, 2022

    NFFC and other representatives from the Dairy Together Coalition met in DC to urge Members of Congress to support the Dairy Revitalization Plan, which calls for coordinated milk production growth among dairy producers to stabilize and improve prices. The USDA recorded the loss of 17,000 dairy farms over the last decade, including 7,500 since the ...

  • 100+ Civil Society Organizations Seek White House Transparency in IPEF Deal

    July 23, 2022

    NFFC was among the 100-plus signatories on the July 22, 2022, letter asking President Biden and his administration to increase transparency and public participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations. As noted by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the  organizations urged the administration to “replace the corporate advisory system with ...

  • 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  and at Civil Eats in June 2022: 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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