Press Room

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


  • 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 ...