Press Room

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


  • Demand Food Sovereignty to Commemorate April 17th

    April 17, 2018

    Demand Food Sovereignty to Commemorate April 17th

    For immediate release Contact:  John Peck (608.345.3918), Anthony Pahnke (612.916.9148), Lisa Griffith (773.319.5838) Family Farmers, Fishers and Food Workers Urge Eaters Everywhere to Contact Their Elected Officials and Demand Food Sovereignty NOW to Commemorate April 17th – the International Day of Peasant Struggle On April 17th each year, members of La Via Campesina – the largest umbrella organization ...

  • Rural Farmer, Community Orgs Alarmed by D.C. Announcements

    April 13, 2018

    Rural Farmer, Community Orgs Alarmed by D.C. Announcements

    April 13, 2018 Contacts: Quinton Robinson, National Family Farm Coalition, QuintonNRobinson@nffc.net (703.975.4466) Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition, lpicciano@ruralco.org (703.624.8869) The news from Washington, D.C. this week has done nothing to raise the spirits or opportunities for success throughout rural America. On Monday we learned that the U.S. Department of Justice opted to side with mega multi-national corporations against the will and ...

  • Poll: Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Bayer Monsanto Merger

    March 8, 2018

    Poll: Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Bayer Monsanto Merger

    Farmers’ concerns illustrate why merger should be blocked; milder remedies unlikely to work For Immediate Release: March 8, 2018 Contacts: Patrick Davis, Friends of the Earth, (202) 222-0744, pdavis@foe.org   WASHINGTON, D.C. – An overwhelming majority of surveyed farmers are concerned about the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger and believe it will have a negative impact on independent farmers and farming ...

  • NFFC RELEASES 2018 FARM BILL PRINCIPLES

    February 23, 2018

    NFFC RELEASES 2018 FARM BILL PRINCIPLES

    For Immediate Release:  February 23, 2018 Contact:  Quinton Robinson, 202-543-5872   Washington, DC – After considerable conversations and listening sessions with members of the National Family Farm Coalition, we are pleased to present our principles for the 2018 Farm Bill.  These principles have been drafted as the basis for returning equity, diversity, and sustainability to the food and ...

  • NFFC Statement on House Passage of Regressive Tax Reform

    November 17, 2017

    NFFC Statement on House Passage of Regressive Tax Reform

    We are very disappointed in the House vote yesterday moving forward with its regressive tax reform. This bill would take hard-earned income from struggling rural communities and put it into corporate coffers and the pockets of millionaires. Our member organizations represent ​family ​farmers​ and ranchers, community-based fishermen, small business owners, rural advocates and other Americans who ...

  • GIPSA Defends Meatpackers and Poultry Companies, Not Family Farmers

    October 17, 2017

    GIPSA Defends Meatpackers and Poultry Companies, Not Family Farmers

    Contact:  Quinton Robinson, 703-975-4466, quintonnrobinson@nffc.net   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2017   Washington, DC – The National Family Farm Coalition is frustrated and disgusted by USDA’s decision to pull the pending Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rules designed to level the playing field for poultry and livestock producers. These rules have been languishing since the 2008 farm ...

  • Over 200 Groups Urge Congress to Level the Playing Field for Farmers, Workers and Consumers

    October 4, 2017

    Over 200 Groups Urge Congress to Level the Playing Field for Farmers, Workers and Consumers

    Diverse Coalition Calls for Farm Bill to Address Competition in the Food System Washington, DC — Today, a broad-based coalition of 210 farm, rural, worker and consumer advocacy organizations released principles for a fairer farm bill that would address the lack of competition in every link in the food chain. The groups point out that growing ...

  • Farmers & Farm Organizations Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift

    September 5, 2017

    Farmers & Farm Organizations Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift

    Farmers Challenge Monsanto CEO’s Definition of “Success” Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support organizations sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to better protect farm families from an unprecedented spike in crop loss from herbicide ...

  • Family Farm Groups from Three Countries Slam NAFTA Reboot Based on TPP

    August 15, 2017

    Family Farm Groups from Three Countries Slam NAFTA Reboot Based on TPP

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2017 As the formal talks to renegotiate NAFTA begin in Washington, DC this week, family farm organizations from Canada, the United States and Mexico denounce the direction of the talks. Despite repeated demands by civil society organizations in all three countries, the governments have refused to open the talks to the public ...

  • Farm and Food Groups Say Bayer-Monsanto Merger Will Create Vegetable Seed Monopoly

    August 2, 2017

    Farm and Food Groups Say Bayer-Monsanto Merger Will Create Vegetable Seed Monopoly

    Two Dozen Organizations Call on Justice Department to Block Proposed Merger   August 2, 2017   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, 24 farm, consumer and rural advocacy organizations urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the proposed merger between Bayer AG and Monsanto Corporation. In a letter sent to DOJ today the groups detailed the potential anticompetitive effects ...