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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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Letter to U.S. Sec. of State Kerry Condemning the Honduran Assassination of Berta Caceras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 10, 2016 For more information, contact:Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director, Latin America Working Group lisah@lawg.org Over 200 Organizations Call on Secretary Kerry to Support Independent Investigation into Murder of Honduran Environmental and Indigenous Rights Activist Berta Caceras Over … Continue reading

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