What We Do

Our members represent farmers, ranchers, and fishers who are learning from each other and taking action to change the inequities in our farm and food system. Our work is always driven by these grassroots organizations and guided by a firm commitment to racial equity.


We work on Capitol Hill and around kitchen tables; connecting people locally, nationally, and internationally; and building movements and broad-based campaigns. Through these four key strategies, we grow support and spur action for a fair farm and food system:

Impacting federal legislation and policy

Building coalitions

Working through international networks

Leading advocacy campaigns


Fair Prices for Farmers

We’re in the midst of the worst farm crisis in 30 years. Economic empowerment for all is the solution. Learn more. →


From seeds to factory farms, agribusiness dominates every part of our food system. Help us return power to independent family farmers. Learn more. →


Food Sovereignty

Everyone has a right to healthy and sustainably-produced food and a right to define their own food and farm systems. Learn more. →

Farmers And The Environment

Farmers steward the land, water, and climate. Many of our members practice conservation, organic methods, or agroecology, or are transitioning to these systems. Learn more. →


    NFFC was founded at the height of the 1980s farm crisis to be a voice for farmers in Washington, DC. From passing landmark farmer protection legislation to advocating food sovereignty for all, discover highlights of our 30+ years.