Press Room

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


  • 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 ...

  • Groups call on Harvard University to Stop Land Grabs

    May 10, 2020

    Groups call on Harvard University to Stop Land Grabs

    May 12, 2020 | ActionAid USA and Brazil, Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, Friends of the Earth U.S., GRAIN, Grassroots International, National Family Farm Coalition, Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos Rural communities in Brazil are suffering from food shortages, chemical pollution and violent human rights abuses because of large land deals made by Harvard University ...

  • Family Farmers Respond to Dairy Industry Milk Supply Proposal, Urge Changes

    April 9, 2020

    Family Farmers Respond to Dairy Industry Milk Supply Proposal, Urge Changes

    Aid must support vulnerable farmers and consumers, not megafarms and corporations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020 Contact: Siena Chrisman, siena@nffc.net National Family Farm Coalition today released a statement in response to this week’s “Milk Crisis Plan for USDA,” authored by the two largest U.S. dairy trade groups to address the dairy industry’s catastrophic losses due to the COVID-19 ...

  • 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 ...