Press Room

Here you’ll find our latest news and press releases. Members of the media can reach us by contacting Siena Chrisman.


  • Statement on the COVID-19 Stimulus Package

    March 26, 2020

    Statement on the COVID-19 Stimulus Package

    National Family Farm Coalition statement on the COVID-19 stimulus package currently before Congress: NFFC is pleased that agriculture is specifically included in the current COVID-19 stimulus package, including significant funding for producers whose local markets have been impacted by the virus. However, we are concerned about the lack of clear directives for how that funding will ...

  • FAMILY FOOD PRODUCERS AND ANTI-HUNGER ADVOCATES URGE SUPPORT FOR LOCAL SUPPLY CHAINS IN NEXT STIMULUS BILL

    March 20, 2020

    Today, NFFC joined Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), Farm Aid, WhyHunger, HEAL Food Alliance, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in releasing a set of policy asks for Congress that would allocate funds to directly invest in communities to build out critical infrastructure between local and regional food producers and families in ...

  • NFFC and IATP Release Report on Carbon Markets and Climate Policy

    February 5, 2020

    Contact: Cecelia Heffron, 651-328-4706 cheffron@iatp.org   February 5, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CARBON MARKETS HAVE NO PLACE IN CLIMATE POLICY, WILL NOT HELP AGRICULTURE A new factsheet released by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) warns of the ineffectiveness of carbon markets and how they will not help agriculture. MINNEAPOLIS—Carbon markets have ...

  • New Trade Deal Will Hurt, Not Help, Farmers and Rural America

    December 13, 2019

    New Trade Deal Will Hurt, Not Help, Farmers and Rural America

    National Family Farm Coalition opposes finalization of US-Mexico-Canada Agreement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2019 Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net   WASHINGTON – National Family Farm Coalition, representing farmer, rancher, fisher, and rural groups in over 40 states, opposes the modified US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) released this week by the House of Representatives and the White House. While the negotiators ...

  • Civil Society Organizations Demand US Promote Agroecology

    November 14, 2019

    Civil Society Organizations Demand US Promote Agroecology

    Regional UN Consultation Offers Opportunity for US Government to Address Rural Concerns, Corporate Concentration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2019   Washington, DC – The National Family Farm Coalition and other members of North America’s Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) will participate in the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) North American regional consultation on the Voluntary Guidelines ...

  • Organizers Offer ‘Food Solutions Forum’ Overview

    November 4, 2019

    Organizers Offer 'Food Solutions Forum' Overview

    Food Solutions Forum Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10am-1pm University of New Hampshire-Durham #foodsolutionsforum Contact: Sarah Laeng-Gilliatt and Roger Fisk – 603-933-1639 We all have to eat. But there is much more to that burger, lobster, gallon of milk, or head of lettuce than meets the eye. What we eat, how we eat, how much we eat, and even where we eat has ...

  • Harvard and TIAA Involved in Destruction of Most Biodiverse Savannah in World

    November 1, 2019

    Harvard and TIAA Involved in Destruction of Most Biodiverse Savannah in World

    Originally posted at Institute for Public Accuracy on October 22, 2019 A new report details how Harvard University and U.S.-based pension fund TIAA are involved in forest firest burning in a key ecosystem — the Brazilian savannah (Cerrado). The report is based on satellite imagery and fire data from NASA to construct maps that show the ...

  • Family Farmers Call for End to US Obstruction on Agroecology at United Nations

    October 16, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2019 Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net Family Farmers Call for End to US Obstruction on Agroecology at United Nations Groups demand support for pro-science, pro-environment farming solutions Rome, Italy – A letter denouncing the United States delegation to the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) for repeated obstruction on agroecology was delivered ...

  • New Bill Will Help Family Farmers in Distress

    October 16, 2019

    Bipartisan “Seeding Rural Resilience Act” Is Good First Step, Additional Action Needed Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2019 National Family Farm Coalition applauds the introduction today by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) of the bipartisan “Seeding Rural Resilience Act,” which aims to address mental health issues and curb the growing ...

  • Dairy Farmer Relief Campaign to Launch at Farm Aid

    September 17, 2019

    Dairy Farmer Relief Campaign to Launch at Farm Aid

    National Family Farm Coalition Demands “Fair Farm Prices Now,” Offers Long-term Solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Siena Chrisman, NFFC Communications Advisor, (917) 821-9631 Lisa Griffith, NFFC National Outreach Coordinator, (773) 319-5838 National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), representing 70,000 family farmers, ranchers, and fishermen in 40 states, will launch its “Fair Farm Prices Now!” campaign at Farm Aid 2019 on September ...