Press Room

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


  • Disparity to Parity Project Seeks Prosperity for All

    December 15, 2020

    Disparity to Parity Project Seeks Prosperity for All

    Diverse Coalition Calls for Systemic Policy Changes to Ensure Equity Across Our Food System FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Griffith, lisa@nffc.net, 773-319-5838 December 14, 2020 – Calling for an end to more than 50 years of unjust farm policies and economic disparity, a diverse coalition of family farmers, grassroots advocates, and food system researchers announced today a project featuring ...

  • Family Farm Coalition Reacts to Vilsack Nomination    

    December 9, 2020

    Family Farm Coalition Reacts to Vilsack Nomination    

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jordan Treakle, NFFC National Programs & Policy Coordinator, jordan@nffc.net, 202-543-5675 12/9/2020 – President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly poised to nominate Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, a post that Vilsack held for eight years under President Barack Obama. National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) released the following statement in response: “As Secretary of the U.S. ...

  • National Family Farm Coalition Praises Landmark “Justice for Black Farmers Act”

    November 19, 2020

    National Family Farm Coalition Praises Landmark “Justice for Black Farmers Act”

    New bill from Sens. Booker, Warren, Gillibrand addresses centuries of discrimination with land grants to Black Farmers, USDA reforms, and more FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Family Farm Coalition, Jordan Treakle, jordan@nffc.net, 202-543-5675 11/19/2020 — National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) applauded the introduction of the Justice for Black Farmers Act in the Senate today by Senators Cory ...

  • Family Farmers Call Out U.S. Ambassador for Attacking Agroecology

    October 5, 2020

    NFFC and US Food Sovereignty Alliance reprimand Ambassador Tom for dismissing agroecology and promoting failed practices of industrialized, profit-driven agriculture in October 1 letter.  

  • NFFC Commends Senator Gillibrand Support for Small/Underserved Farmer Support

    August 26, 2020

    In her August 26 letter to USDA Secretary Perdue, Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) questions the distribution of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funds to large-scale and corporate operations in lieu of historically underserved and small-scale farmers providing food and livelihoods.

  • NFFC and Farm Aid Praise Pro-Farmer “Local FARM Act of 2020”

    July 3, 2020

    Senator Booker’s new bill would provide support for local food systems Contact: National Family Farm Coalition, Jordan Treakle, jordan@nffc.net, 202-543-5675 Farm Aid, Jennifer Fahy, jennifer@farmaid.org, 617-354-2922 7/3/2020 — National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) and Farm Aid applauded the Local Food Assistance and Resilient Markets (FARM) Act of 2020, released this week by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), as important support for small ...

  • Family Farmers Reject Carbon Markets Bill

    June 10, 2020

    Market-based schemes will not lower emissions, solve climate crisis or benefit small farmers A bipartisan group of senators last week introduced a bill aimed at expanding family farmer participation in carbon trading, touted as a solution to curb greenhouse gas emissions. While Congress must act with urgency to address the climate crisis, National Family Farm Coalition ...

  • Family Farmers Applaud Ruling, Recognize Challenges

    June 5, 2020

    Family Farmers Applaud Ruling, Recognize Challenges

    Dicamba damaged five million acres of crops and trees in two years National Family Farm Coalition applauded the ruling this week by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the pesticide dicamba as a win for farmers and rural communities. The court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 approval of the pesticide was unlawful, ...

  • NFFC Statement on CARES Act Implementation

    May 29, 2020

    NFFC Statement on CARES Act Implementation

    May 29, 2020 As the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) begins to make funds available from the CARES Act $16 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) fears that the relief will not go to the producers hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic. While the CARES Act expressly stipulated that ...

  • Farm and Environmental Organizations Rebuke New USDA Regulatory Review

    May 18, 2020

    Farm and Environmental Organizations Rebuke New USDA Regulatory Review

    Washington, D.C. — Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their official rules revising federal regulation of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Under the new federal rules, USDA has significantly reduced its regulatory responsibility for GE organisms. Instead, industry developers will be able to “self-determine” whether or not their engineered plant products should be subjected ...