Division reigns among governments in UN Committee on World Food Security
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
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?
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
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.
Deep Pockets in Farmland Investment Exacerbate Racial Inequities
By Humon Heidarian, originally posted July 18, 2021. This Food & Power article is one of a series examining the influence of farmland investments on equity and the future of food.
Could Price Parity, Supply Management Change the Game for BIPOC Farmers?
By Ray Levy Uyeda, originally posted April 14, 2021. This Civil Eats author looked in depth at the Disparity to Parity partners work to outline the harms of our industrial agricultural system, including the loss of Black-owned farmland.
Dairy farmers facing crisis as milk consumption, prices decline
By Brittany De Lea, originally posted February 6, 2020. This Yahoo article mentions National Family Farm Coalition data which suggests that farmers are paid $1.45 per gallon of milk which costs them $2 per gallon of milk to produce.
US asks for dispute resolution in USMCA dairy spat with Canada
By Jim Cornall, originally posted May 27, 2021, at www.dairyreporter.com. Some dairy groups in the US are happy that USTR and USDA advanced the first USMCA dispute panel on dairy while others, including NFFC and many member organizations, are still pressing for the dispute to be dropped.
NFFC and allies disagree with EPA’s 2020 dicamba registration
By Jacqui Fatka, originally posted May 26, 2021, at farmprogress.com. In its report, EPA’s own Office of Inspector General says EPA did not conduct the required internal peer reviews of scientific documents created to support the dicamba decision.
Environmental groups sue EPA on dicamba registration
By Jacqui Fatka, originally posted December 23, 2020, at farmprogress.com. NFFC, Pesticide Action Network North America, Center for Biological Diversity, and Center for Food Safety say EPA’s re-registration does not go far enough to address pesticide drift concerns.
Our perspectives and voices of our members in selected national and local media in the last year.