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.
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.
A Fighter for Family Farmers With Integrity, Knowledge and Commitment WASHINGTON, January 27, 2017 Almost everyone in the country involved with family farmer issues knew Kathy Ozer. We also knew that she had been sick for a while and thought she was getting better. On January 22, the cancer – non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma –[…]
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our beloved, courageous and steadfast leader and friend, Kathy Ozer. Her indefatigable optimism and resolve eventually were not enough to overcome her cancer, and she died peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017. In the words of our friend and ally, Doug Gurian-Sherman, “Her contributions, her dedication[…]
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For more information contact: Katherine Ozer, Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition, 202-421-4544, email@example.com; Lorette Picciano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition, 202-628-7161, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, 202-628-1440, email@example.com November 15, 2016 Statement on Behalf of National Family Farm Coalition, Rural Coalition and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade[…]
This speech by George Naylor was written as the keynote address to precede the panel, Farmers Leading the Food Movement, for the Food Tank Summit, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2016. It’s an honor and privilege to speak here at the Food Tank summit. I’ve been a farmer and farm activist for 40 years raising only[…]