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 Outraged by EPA Reapproval of Dicamba

    November 2, 2018

    Family Farmers Outraged by EPA Reapproval of Dicamba

    Harmful pesticide that has damaged millions of acres, hurt farmer livelihoods should not be approved for two more seasons. For Immediate Release: November 2, 2018 Contact: Siena Chrisman, NFFC Communications Advisor, siena@nffc.net, (917) 821-9631 National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is outraged that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed registration of Xtendimax, Monsanto’s (now Bayer) dicamba-based herbicide. The ...

  • Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More of the Same

    October 2, 2018

    Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More of the Same

    New USMCA will not help US farmers and will harm dairy farmers in Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2018 National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed that the renegotiation of the trilateral North American trade deal now known as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has again put the financial interests of multi-national corporations ahead of family farmers, ...

  • Family Farmers Urge New Direction for Farm Bill

    September 5, 2018

    Family Farmers Urge New Direction for Farm Bill

    National coalition praises details, criticizes big picture as conference committee begins deliberations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2018 The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) today urged the farm bill conference committee to craft a strong farm bill that will support family farmers and restore rural prosperity. In a letter to the committee as it convened its first meeting ...

  • Farmers Need Fair Prices, Not NAFTA-Lite and Meager Tariff Aid

    August 29, 2018

    Farmers Need Fair Prices, Not NAFTA-Lite and Meager Tariff Aid

    Trump Administration measures announced this week will not return prosperity to rural America FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 29, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC: This week, the Trump Administration announced a “handshake” deal with Mexico for a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and released details of the first payout of the $12 billion aid package to farmers hurt ...

  • Comments on USDA Milk Purchasing Program

    August 17, 2018

    Comments on USDA Milk Purchasing Program

    August 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Tuesday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new program to purchase fluid milk for distribution to The Emergency Food Assistance Program under Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1935. The agency will buy $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to food banks and other ...

  • NFFC Statement on $12 Billion Trade Bailout

    August 16, 2018

    NFFC Statement on $12 Billion Trade Bailout

    Family Farmers and Ranchers Seek Economic Empowerment, not Taxpayer Bailout While the White House and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) debate ways to spend $12 billion of taxpayers’ money, the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) reiterates its position that family farmers don’t need a short-term bailout — they need systemic changes leading to long-term stability and ...

  • Diverse Rural Farmer and Community Groups Praise Bipartisan Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill

    June 11, 2018

    Diverse Rural Farmer and Community Groups Praise Bipartisan Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill

    Contact: Quinton Robinson, National Family Farm Coalition, QuintonnRobinson@nffc.net, (703) 975-4466 Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition, lpicciano@ruralco.org, (703)624-8869 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018 Two national organizations representing thousands of rural farmers and communities today commended the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 released by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Friday. The Rural Coalition and National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) applaud the Committee, ...

  • Family Farmers Applaud Defeat of Regressive House Farm Bill

    May 18, 2018

    Family Farmers Applaud Defeat of Regressive House Farm Bill

    Group Encourages Congress to Draft New Bill to Support Family Farmers, SNAP Recipients Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, sienachrisman@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 WASHINGTON: National Family Farm Coalition is encouraged by the bipartisan defeat of the farm bill in the House of Representatives today. The proposed legislation offered little to support family farmers, while proposing punitive ...

  • National Family Farm Coalition and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance to Share Leadership

    May 3, 2018

    National Family Farm Coalition and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance to Share Leadership

    Family Farmers and Fishermen Declare Their InterDependence Gloucester, MA and Washington, DC – Two national organizations fighting on the front lines for a just food system have decided to share their strength and leadership to increase their collective impact. The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) announced that, as of May ...

  • Farmers and Allies Urge Immediate Government Action to End Dairy Crisis

    April 23, 2018

    Diverse Coalition Demands Steps to Raise Farmer Prices, Prevent Farmer Suicides Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, sienachrisman@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2017 Today more than 50 family farmer, labor, and consumer organizations urged federal agriculture policymakers to take immediate steps to help US dairy farmers, who have struggled for years with milk prices that are well below ...