Press Room

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

  • NFFC Advocates for Agroecology at NYC Climate Summit

    October 17, 2014

            NFFC members and staff joined the multitudes participating in various events at last weekend’s Climate Summit. Executive Director Kathy Ozer spoke Friday at the Church Center for the United Nations on behalf of the International Day of Peace; Dena Hoff (NFFC vice president and Via Campesina International Coordinating Committee member) participated in a Saturday workshop panel “Cook Organic, Not ...

  • NFFC Disappointed in USDA Support of Dow’s 2,4-D Crops

    October 17, 2014

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Griffith mobile – (773) 319-5838 Washington, DC (September 24, 2014) – Despite many months of working to the contrary, the National Family Farm Coalition learned last Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had determined that Dow’s Enlist corn and soy were safe for release to the public for planting. Enlist corn ...

  • Press release: TTIP bad for agriculture, health and the environment says U.S. and EU civil society

    July 10, 2014

    July 10, 2014 BRUSSELS – The next round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will take place July 14–18 in Brussels, almost exactly a year since the first round in Washington, DC. Since that time, movements for local and regional farming and food systems and public health advocates on both sides of ...

  • Comments on the released Farm Bill

    January 28, 2014

    Read our official statement on the Farm Bill released by the Conference Committee last night. NFFC Responds to 2014 Conference Committee Farm Bill

  • NFFC Joins CIW and Labor Demanding Better Treatment and Pay

    January 17, 2014

    As Federal Labor Board Confirms Walmart Broke the Law and California Court Names Walmart in Massive Wage Theft Lawsuit, Group Calls Walmart’s Sign on to Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program a Win for Workers; Demands Company Do More to Improve Wages and Treatment of Workers WASHINGTON – Following the federal Labor Board’s landmark decision ...

  • Peasants of the world mobilize against green capitalism in Rio

    June 20, 2012

    June 20, 2012 — Peasants of the world mobilize against green capitalism in Rio. About 3000 people from around the world will mobilize to say NO to the commodification of life and nature at the Peoples Summit for Social and Environmental Justice and in Defense of the Commons. Read the full press release here.

  • Organization Oppose Pending Free Trade Agreements

    September 14, 2011

    ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS – Fair Trade, Not Free Trade, Should Be Basis of Food and Agriculture System. The National Family Farm Coalition and 56 allied organizations representing family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and advocates signed a letter to Congress condemning the pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. As ...

  • Dairy Farmers Press for Emergency Action

    February 26, 2010

    DAIRY FARMERS PRESS FOR EMERGENCY ACTION (02.26.10) – America’s dairy farmers confront economic ruin as they face another year of 1970s prices for their milk. In the past year alone, thousands of dairy farmers have gone out of business and thousands more are on the brink of economic collapse as projections for 2010 show continued low ...

  • Concentration in Seed Industry – Less Choice, Higher Prices

    December 9, 2009

    Concentration in the Seed Industry Leads to Less Choice, Higher Prices for U.S. Farmers (12.09.09) – American farmers are feeling the effects of a concentrated seed industry. Seed options are diminishing while prices increase at historic rates. A new report, Out of hand: Farmers face the consequences of a consolidated seed industry, examines these troubling trends, substantiating ...

  • Obama’s Change Mandate in Question

    December 3, 2009

    As Climate Talks Begin, Obama’s Change Mandate in Question (12.03.09) With Copenhagen around the corner and failure of this week’s WTO negotiations, the Obama administration’s international agenda and leadership style are coming under scrutiny. The potential confirmation of controversial former pesticide lobbyist Islam Siddiqui as the U.S. trade representative for agriculture threatens to further undermine this ...