Press Room

Here you'll find our latest news and press releases. Members of the media can reach us by contacting Lisa Griffith.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.