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.
Credit, Loans, & Disaster
USDA Farm Loan Programs (FLP) – Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG) for NFFC – Senate Agriculture Committee Oversight Hearing
NFFC Press Teleconference Urges Direct Payments
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 of dairy farms will still be lost this year.