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Family Farm Defenders is seeking nominations and sponsorships for the 2017 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize!

  Deadline to submit your nominee for the 2017 John Kinsman Prize is Jan. 16th! The criteria to be nominated include:   Engaged in own farm for less than 5 years         Small scale livestock and/or vegetable and/or fruit production Market … Continue reading

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Will Not Help Struggling Farmers

By: Jim Goodman, FFD board member and dairy farmer near Wonewoc, WI A recent 10/26/16 Associated Press article (http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/wisconsin-dairy-farmers-hold-out-hope-for-trans-pacific-partnership/article_) noted that Wisconsin dairy producers “see nothing but advantages” if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) were passed during the final session … Continue reading

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The Revolution is Community – Naim Edwards, Voices for Earth Justice, 9/15/16

       The “world hunger” discussion – certainly in the media – focuses on the overdeveloped nations and wealthy individuals figuring out how to help and provide resources for less industrialized nations to feed themselves. Whether it’s the G8, Monsanto, the … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Defender Newsletter is published – Check it out!

If you enjoy the Family Farm Defender newsletter and would like to also receive a paper version in the mail, please become a member and make an online donation through Razoo! You are also most welcome to share and/or reprint … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be a Farmer – Keynote Address by Prof. John Ikerd for the John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Ceremony – March 12, 2016 Madison

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a farmer. I grew up on a small dairy farm in south Missouri before the rural electrification reached that part of the country. We milked cows by hand, twice a day, … Continue reading

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