Press Room

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


  • Joint NFFC-RC-NLFRTA Release on TPP’s Demise

    November 15, 2016

    Joint NFFC-RC-NLFRTA Release on TPP's Demise

    For more information contact:  Katherine Ozer, Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition, 202-421-4544, kozer@nffc.net; Lorette Picciano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition, 202-628-7161, lpicciano@ruralco.org; Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, 202-628-1440, latinofarmers@live.com November 15, 2016   Statement on Behalf of National Family Farm Coalition, Rural Coalition and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association on the ...

  • USFSA Holds Learning Call on People’s Agrarian Reform

    May 27, 2016

    USFSA Holds Learning Call on People's Agrarian Reform

    On May 23, 2016, the Resource Reform work team of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance held a learning call on People’s Agrarian Reform based on the principles outlined by La Via Campesina (http://bit.ly/1R9ospB) at their April 2016 International Conference of Agrarian Reform. Speaking were Blain Snipstal (Black Dirt Farm Collective, SAFFON and Rural Coalition), Dena ...

  • Press Statement on the Assassination of Berta Cáceres, Call to Action

    March 9, 2016

    Press Statement on the Assassination of Berta Cáceres, Call to Action

    March 9, 2016 Contacts: Saulo Araujo, WhyHunger – (617)735-5899 Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions – (502)415-1080 Lisa Griffith, National Family Farm Coalition – (773)319-5838 Carol Schachet, Grassroots International – (617)524-1400 or (617)628-3455   Thursday March 3, 2016, at 1am, Berta Cáceres, a Lenca Indigenous woman and an internationally recognized leader, was assassinated in her home. Berta was supposed to be under special protection ...

  • EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels

    November 25, 2015

    EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015   Contact: Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice, 808-599-2436 Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety, 703-927-2826 Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity, 847-567-4052 Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082   EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels Toxic pesticide banned on genetically engineered crops   Washington D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), responding to litigation, has announced ...

  • The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!

    September 1, 2015

    The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines, Iowa, United States – September 1, 2015 Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize In this moment when it is vital to assert that Black lives matter, the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance honors Black and Afro-Indigenous farmers, fishermen, and stewards of ancestral lands and water. We especially commemorate them as ...

  • Over 300 Groups Urge Congress to Label GMOs

    May 14, 2015

    Over 300 Groups Urge Congress to Label GMOs

    May 13, 2015 Washington, DC — Today, 328 farm, food, health, public interest and environmental organizations and businesses wrote to members of Congress to urge them to protect consumers’ right to know what they are eating and require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. The letter urged members of Congress not to support H.R. 1599, a ...

  • La Via Campesina: Day of Action Against Violence Towards Women

    November 25, 2014

    Press Release –  Tuesday, 25 November 2014 On this International Day of Action Against Violence Towards Women, La Via Campesina is again denouncing the structural violence that women have to confront each day and that has been systematically silenced, made to appear natural, and rendered invisible by patriarchal capitalist society. In 2008, in its Vth Conference, La ...

  • NFFC Part of Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA

    November 7, 2014

    A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups, including the NFFC, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for a herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not adequately ...

  • A Challenge to EPA Over Herbicide Approval

    October 24, 2014

    News Release: October 22, 2014 Lawsuit filed against Environmental Protection Agency for approval of 2,4-D use on genetically engineered corn, soy crops in six Midwest states San Francisco, CA – A coalition of farmers and environmental groups filed a lawsuit to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today on behalf of six Midwest states where a ...

  • U.S. Farmworkers and Palestinian Farmers share 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize

    October 17, 2014

    The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) is honored to name the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine, based in Gaza and the West Bank, and Community to Community Development /Comunidad a Comunidad (C2C) of Bellingham, Washington, as co-recipients of the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize. Their stories of continuous struggle to defend the rights of ...