Press Room

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


  • Siddiqui Fails to Answer for Record

    November 4, 2009

    Siddiqui Fails to Answer for Anti-Organic, Anti-Sustainable, Anti-Consumer Record (11.04.09) – NFFC and Pesticide Action Network North America expressed disappointment today with Islam Siddiqui’s testimony and answers during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to become the next USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator.

  • Thousands Unite Against Siddiqui Nomination

    November 2, 2009

    80+ Groups and 38,000 Individuals Unite Against Siddiqui Nomination (11.02.09) – In an unprecedented effort to block a USTR agriculture nominee, over 80 groups sent a letter today to Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Charles Grassley of the Senate Finance Committee urging the rejection of Islam Siddiqui as Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the office of ...

  • Family Farmers Denounce Senate Ag Hearing

    October 27, 2009

    Family Farmers Denounce Senate Ag Hearing for Failure to Address Real Causes and Solutions to Dairy Crisis (10.27.09) – NFFC denounced today’s Senate Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on the dairy crisis for failing to spotlight the voices of real family dairy farmers and instead relying on the same corporate processors and giant dairy cooperatives who have created ...

  • Broad Coalition Decry Siddiqui Nomination

    October 27, 2009

    Broad Coalition Decry White House Defense of Pesticide Lobbyist Nomination (10.27.09) – Sustainable agriculture advocates from around the country today expressed deep disappointment with the Obama Administration’s defense of nominating Islam Siddiqui, a former pesticide lobbyist as our chief agriculture trade representative at the office of the United States Trade Representative.

  • NFFC Press Teleconference Urges Direct Payments

    October 13, 2009

    NFFC Press Teleconference Urges Direct Payments to Dairy Farmers (10.13.09) – NFFC held a press teleconference today to thank Congress for $350 million in emergency appropriations for dairy farmers. However, NFFC warned that unless a broken pricing system is replaced and antitrust measures are taken to address the lack of competitive markets for farmers’ milk, thousands ...

  • U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis Criticizes New Global Harvest Initiative

    September 22, 2009

    September 22: U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis Criticizes Agribusiness-Backed Global Harvest Initative’s Failed Ideas to Feed the World (09.22.09) – The U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis criticized the new Global Harvest Initiative, backed by Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, John Deere and DuPont, for continuing to advocate a failed approach to feeding the ...

  • More Than 90 Groups Request Zero Funding for Animal ID Program

    September 22, 2009

    Over 90 Farm, Consumer and Other Groups Request Zero Funding for Animal ID Program (9.22.09) – Over 90 organizations representing conventional farmers and ranchers, organic farmers, property rights activists, and consumers have sent a letter to Senate and House conferees for the Agriculture Appropriations bill urging them to zero out funding for the National Animal Identification ...

  • US Family Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Consider NAIS a Threat

    March 12, 2009

    March 12: U.S. Family Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Criticize NAIS as Threat to Farmer Livelihoods and Local Food Systems (03.12.09) – The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Dairy, Livestock and Poultry held a hearing March 11 examining implementation of NAIS. Congressional representatives failed to understand that NAIS will neither address animal disease nor food safety.

  • Dairy Farmers Refute Milk Price Collapse Caused by Overproduction

    March 4, 2009

    March 4: Dairy Farmers Refute Milk Price Collapse Caused by Overproduction (03.04.09) – NFFC Dairy Subcommittee hosted a press teleconference call stating that until we deal with the reality of a broken pricing system at the CME, massive imports and corruption in our dairy cooperatives, dairy farmers will never be able to obtain fair prices that ...