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Family Farmers, Fishers and Food Workers Urge Eaters Everywhere to Contact Their Elected Officials and Demand Food Sovereignty NOW to Commemorate April 17th – the International Day of Peasant Struggle

For immediate release – April 16, 2018Contact: John Peck (608.345.3918), Anthony Pahnke (612.916.9148) Lisa Griffith (773.319.5838) On April 17th each year, members of La Via Campesina – the largest umbrella organization in the world for family farmers, fisher and herder … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders Annual Meeting & John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Dinner! Sat. April 7th, 2018 – Baraboo, WI

Best Western Baraboo Inn – 725 W. Pine St. 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon  FFD Annual Meeting – open to the public 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm  local food lunch (suggested $10 donation) 1:00 – 4:00 pm  Community Food Sovereignty … Continue reading

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Retailers Want to Own Farmers – CAFOs Fill the Bill

By: Jim Goodman, organic dairy/beef farmer near Wonewoc, WI, board member of Family Farm Defenders and new president of the National Family Farm Coalition As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded … Continue reading

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Free Trade should benefit the people, not corporations

By:  Jim Goodman, organic dairy/beef farmer (Wonewoc, WI) and FFD Board Member Capital Times (Madison, WI) Jan. 10, 2018 There is a lot of angst in the US corporate world. They are quite concerned that the renegotiation talks between the … Continue reading

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Stop pretending the estate tax has anything to do with us family farmers

Rolling back the estate tax is the least of our concerns By:  Jim Goodman, FFD board member and organic dairy farmer, Wonewoc, WI Washington Post, 11/15/17 Politicians love to invoke the “family farmer” when it’s politically useful. (Astrid Riecken for The … Continue reading

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