Press Room

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


  • 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 ...

  • National Family Farm Coalition: Renegotiating NAFTA Not a Solution

    July 21, 2017

    National Family Farm Coalition:  Renegotiating NAFTA Not a Solution

    Rural America Cannot Export (or Import) Its Way Out of Financial Ruin   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2017 Contact:  Quinton Robinson, 202-543-5675 QuintonNRobinson@nffc.net   Washington, DC – The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) asserts that the Trump Administration’s push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not solve the key issues currently devastating rural America. The low prices ...

  • Pro Ag Holds Press Conference in Tunkhannock

    June 10, 2017

    Pro Ag Holds Press Conference in Tunkhannock

    June 5, 2017 At a press conference held at the Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock, Arden Tewksbury, Manager of Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) announced that several farm organizations, milk cooperatives, and county commissioners have petitioned the USDA in Washington DC asking for a national milk hearing for all dairy farmers.  The petition clearly asks the Department of ...

  • Replace NAFTA – Return Community Control Over Food and Farms

    May 18, 2017

    Replace NAFTA - Return Community Control Over Food and Farms

    May 18, 2017   The independent family farming, ranching and fishing members of the National Family Farm Coalition have watched their incomes drop, their markets close and their communities deteriorate since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passed in 1993. It is time for a new and fair trade agreement that supports independent farmers and fishermen ...

  • TIAA Must Stop Funding Deforestation and Land Grabs

    April 14, 2017

    Coalition of environmental, human rights, and farm and farm worker groups will march to TIAA’s NYC office to deliver petitions demanding the company stop funding divest from destructive palm oil companies and land grabbing. April 14, 2017 NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, April 20, a coalition of environmental, human rights and farm organizations as well as ...

  • Farm and Food Groups Oppose Agricultural Mega Mergers

    March 23, 2017

    Farm and Food Groups Oppose Agricultural Mega Mergers

    Call on new DOJ leader to put farmer, consumer, worker interests above corporations – Kate Colwell WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 325 farming, beekeeping, farmworker, religious, food safety, and conservation advocacy groups today urged the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into the proposed mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies. Groups urged ...

  • Kathy Ozer – A Fighter for Family Farmers With Integrity, Knowledge and Commitment passed away

    January 28, 2017

    Kathy Ozer - A Fighter for Family Farmers With Integrity, Knowledge and Commitment passed away

    A Fighter for Family Farmers With Integrity, Knowledge and Commitment WASHINGTON, January 27, 2017 Almost everyone in the country involved with family farmer issues knew Kathy Ozer. We also knew that she had been sick for a while and thought she was getting better. On January 22, the cancer – non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – finally took her from us. ...

  • 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 ...