Press Room

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


  • 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, 2019A 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 ...

  • Government Shutdown Threatens Future of Rural America

    January 24, 2019

    Government Shutdown Threatens Future of Rural America

    National Family Farm Coalition strongly urges Congress and the President to reach an agreement to reopen the government now FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2019 Contact: Siena Chrisman, Communications Advisor, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net WASHINGTON–While the reopening of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency offices today will offer short-term relief to many farmers, the partial government shutdown, now ...

  • Small Gains, Big Disappointments in Status Quo Farm Bill

    December 11, 2018

    Small Gains, Big Disappointments in Status Quo Farm Bill

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2018 Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) applauds the rejection of punitive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the inclusion of several “small but mighty” provisions in the final text of the farm bill released today, including measures developed by NFFC to improve credit ...

  • Family Farm Organizations From US, Canada Oppose New NAFTA

    November 30, 2018

    Family Farm Organizations From US, Canada Oppose New NAFTA

    ​November 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The reworked agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico neglects the demands of farm groups MINNEAPOLIS—The original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been devastating for family farmers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It has promoted global agribusiness interests at the cost of family farmers and contributed to ...

  • Current Farm Policy Direction Hurts Family Farmers

    November 28, 2018

    Current Farm Policy Direction Hurts Family Farmers

    National Family Farm Coalition points to alternate way forward for strong farm bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2018 Contact: Siena Chrisman, Communications Advisor, (917) 821-9631, siena@nffc.net Statement from National Family Farm Coalition: As the farm bill conference committee attempts to finalize the bill before the end of the current Congress, the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) urges the federal ...