Press Room

Here you'll find our latest news and press releases. Members of the media can reach us by contacting Lisa Griffith.

  • Prize Highlights Solutions to Worsening Hunger Crisis

    October 6, 2022

    Prize Highlights Solutions to Worsening Hunger Crisis

    Photo from Food Sovereignty Ghana.   Contact: Antonio Tovar, National Family Farm Coalition Phone:  202-543-5675 (office); 954-260-4287 (cell) Email:   Prize Highlights Solutions to Worsening Hunger Crisis 14th Annual Food Sovereignty Prize honors Western Organization of Resource Councils and Food Sovereignty Ghana WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 5, 2022 — With recent spikes in food, fuel, and fertilizer prices raising alarms of intensifying hunger ...

  • Farm Debt Changes in Inflation Reduction Act Risk Undermining Racial Equity

    August 11, 2022

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jordan Treakle National Program Coordinator, (202) 543-5675 Farm Debt Changes in Inflation Reduction Act Risks Undermining Racial Equity   AUGUST 11, 2022, WASHINGTON, DC – The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed by the Senate rescinding support for historically underserved farmers and other independent family-scale producers in the $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Passed by ...

  • NFFC Applauds Proposed Reforms for Contract Farmers

    May 26, 2022

    NFFC Applauds Proposed Reforms for Contract Farmers

    Image by Thomas Quinn from Pixabay. Washington, DC, May 26, 2022 – Today, the USDA released the first of three long-awaited proposals that aim to empower contract farmers. This proposal stems from an earlier promise to announce rule changes to the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act, which protects farmers and consumers from deceptive, unfair practices within ...

  • Dairy Farmers Finally Recognized, Rewarded in DairyAmerica Lawsuit  

    March 25, 2022

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Griffith,, 773-319-5938 Washington, DC, March 25, 2022 – More than a decade after filing a lawsuit against DairyAmerica and California Dairies, dairy farmer plaintiffs from National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) member organizations received some long overdue resolution. Prior to the filing, NFFC’s Dairy Subcommittee provided multiple documents outlining dairy industry corruption to ...

  • Dairy Quotas Would Help Our Family Farms

    January 28, 2022

    Originally posted January 23, 2022, as a letter to the editor, Wall Street Journal: Canada’s supply-management system provides a positive example A recent ruling under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement fails to address the problems confronting dairy farmers in any meaningful way (“U.S. Wins Ruling on Canada Dairy Tariffs,” U.S. News, Jan. 5). On the contrary, it dismisses the ...

  • Over 90 Farmer, Labor, Environmental, Consumer Groups Demand Fair Dairy Policy Reform

    November 10, 2021

    NFFC’s new Milk from Family Dairies Act proposal calls for economic justice for farmers & rural communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2021 Contact: Jordan Treakle, NFFC National Programs & Policy Coordinator, (202) 543-5675 Washington, DC — A broad coalition of over 90 organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for sweeping reforms to the US dairy industry based on ...

  • US Advocates Call on Biden Administration to Reorient Approach to Global Food and Agriculture Issues

    October 14, 2021

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2021 UNITED STATES FARMERS, FOOD AND TRADE JUSTICE ADVOCATES CALL ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO REORIENT APPROACH TO GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ISSUES On World Food Day, more than 65 groups call for more just approach to policy development and multilateralism Washington, DC—Today, in advance of World Food Day, more than 65 United States-based farmers, ...

  • NFFC Supports Maine Right to Food Amendment

    October 5, 2021

    NFFC Supports Maine Right to Food Amendment

    If passed, the amendment will support farmers and strengthen local food systems FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Family Farm Coalition, Jordan Treakle,, 202-543-5675 9/30/21 — National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), representing 30 farmer, rancher, fisher, and rural groups in over 40 states, supports passage of an amendment to Maine’s constitution to guarantee the right to food for ...

  • NFFC Praises Sen. Gillibrand for Committee Hearing on Dairy Pricing

    September 15, 2021

    Farmer group calls for immediate action to secure fair prices for family dairy producers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 15, 2021 Contact: Jordan Treakle, National Family Farm Coalition Policy Director,, 202-543-5675 Washington, DC — National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) applauds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and the Senate Agriculture Committee for hearing from dairy farmers and regional processors about ...

  • North American Coalition Resists UN Food Systems Summit

    September 14, 2021

    North American Coalition Resists UN Food Systems Summit

    For Immediate Release September 14, 2021 Contact: Lisa Griffith,, 773-319-5838 Jordan Treakle,, 202-543-5675   PEOPLE’S KITCHEN COUNTER-MOBILIZATION HOSTS FOOD SYSTEM TAKE-BACK New York, NY — A diverse alliance of food system advocates, including Indigenous communities, family farmers and ranchers, and community-based fishing people from around the globe, have been sounding the alarm about the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit ...