Expanded data collection will illustrate whether farmers – regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, and farm type – are treated equally by lending institutions, both public and private.
These comments were submitted pursuant to a USDA public listening session on implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. The session focused on changes in programs of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Risk Management Agency (RMA).
On behalf of NFFC’s 26 member organizations in 42 states, we urge USDA to consider the following provisions in the implementation of H.R. 2 (115)…
A joint statement by NFFC and Rural Coalition on the Senate farm bill.
We would like the 2018 farm bill to reach and support everyone, but evidence so far suggests a callous and divisive intent.
In light of the current credit crisis and discrimination faced by family farmers of all races, genders and marital status, USDA must implement moratoriums on farm loan accelerations and foreclosures.
Read our official statement on the Farm Bill released by the Conference Committee last night. NFFC Responds to 2014 Conference Committee Farm Bill
100+ Groups Urge USDA to Suspend CAFO Loans (11.16.09) – Over 100 groups signed a letter to Secretary Vilsack urging the USDA to to immediately suspend all direct or guaranteed loans for the construction or expansion of specialized hog or poultry production facilities.
USDA Farm Loan Programs (FLP) – Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG) for NFFC – Senate Agriculture Committee Oversight Hearing