Domestic Farm and Food Policy
Land and Resource Access
Local Food/New Farmer Initiative
Animal Disease Traceability
U.S. farm and food policy must change in order to reverse the economic devastation currently faced by our nation’s family farmers and rural communities. In addition, our international trade policy must recognize each nation’s right and responsibility to make their own decisions about how to develop and protect the capacity to grow food, sustain the livelihood of food producers, and feed the people in its own borders. We envision empowered communities everywhere working together democratically to advance a food and agriculture system that ensures health, justice, and dignity for all. Future generations will thrive when the family farm is an economically viable livelihood supported by environmentally sustainable and socially diverse vibrant rural communities.
May 18, 2017 The independent family farming, ranching and fishing members of the National Family Farm Coalition have watched their incomes drop, their markets close and their communities deteriorate since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passed in 1993. It is time for a new and fair trade agreement that supports independent farmers[…]
In a society like ours, where there is no such thing as a living wage for a good share of the population, we depend on a cheap food supply. It is unconscionable that we have such income disparity, that we have allowed this cycle of poverty to exist.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must be replaced with a transparent trade agreement that ensures farmers in all three nations—Canada, Mexico, and the United States—receive fair prices for their production, that consumers are guaranteed the right to know the content and origin of their food, and that strong environmental protections are put in[…]
Food sovereignty is climate justice. We can cool the planet AND ensure adequate food and nutrition to the world’s human population by fighting the destructive and building the new.
Coalition of environmental, human rights, and farm and farm worker groups will march to TIAA’s NYC office to deliver petitions demanding the company stop funding divest from destructive palm oil companies and land grabbing. April 14, 2017 NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, April 20, a coalition of environmental, human rights and farm organizations[…]
The Senate is expected to approve Perdue easily, but the question of his loyalty — to family farmers or to agribusiness — is imperative given the gravity of the economic situation facing rural America.
Call on new DOJ leader to put farmer, consumer, worker interests above corporations – Kate Colwell WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 325 farming, beekeeping, farmworker, religious, food safety, and conservation advocacy groups today urged the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into the proposed mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies. Groups[…]
March 22, 2017 Arden Tewksbury When I learned late last week that the United State House Agriculture Committee was having a hearing on March 22, I immediately made contact with members of the committee regarding the possibility of me testifying at the hearing. I was told all slots were filled up. So, I immediately wrote[…]
These 900 dairy farmers deserve a chance to stay in business until a real solution is developed. Contact the Market Administrator’s office by phone in Albany at 518-452-4410, or in Boston at 617-737-7199.