Press Room

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


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...