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Why Family Farmers Must Stand in Solidarity With Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers and Oppose AB 190

Statement by:  John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders People’s Hearing Against Anti-Immigrant Bill AB 190 – Wisconsin State Capitol Wed.  9/27/2017 Imagine being dragged from your home by armed men, beaten, and then thrown behind bars to await … Continue reading

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We depend on immigrants to feed us — and then blame them

By:  Jim Goodman, dairy farmer, Wonewoc, WI & Family Farm Defenders board member Published in the Capital Times, May 8, 2017 Jorge, who recently arrived from Mexico and asked that his last name not be used, works in the milking … Continue reading

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NAFTA Needs To Be Replaced, Not Renegotiated

By: Jim Goodman, Family Farm Defenders board member, and organic dairy/beef farmer near Wonewoc, WI                                       Published by Common Dreams, 4/25/2017 While the current structure of NAFTA increased trade between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, farm profit margins did not … Continue reading

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International Day of Peasant Struggle – Farmers and Allies Converge in Chicago on Mon. April 17th to Demand an End to Price Fixing and Land Grabbing – Food Sovereignty Now!

For Immediate Release: Contact: John E. Peck, Family Farm Defenders #608-345-3918 12:00 Noon Chicago Mercantile Exchange (141 W. Jackson) Leaflet and Speakout Against Commodity Price Fixing and Demanding Food Sovereignty 2:00 pm TIAA Financial Services (200 N. La Salle Dr.) … Continue reading

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Twice the Toxicity: Farmers and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA for Approving Dow’s Deadly Pesticide Combo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Contact: Courtney Sexton; 202-547-9359, pr@centerforfoodsafety.org Paul Achitoff; 808-599-2436, achitoff@earthjustice.org Stephanie Parent; 971-717-6404, sparent@biologicaldiversity. org Linda Wells; 563-940-1242, linda@panna.org Jay Feldman; 202-255-4296, jfeldman@beyondpesticides.org EPA approval of Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Duo will lead to sharply increased … Continue reading

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