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Congress Must Kill The Trans Pacific Partnership

By: Jim Goodman, dairy farmer from Wonewoc, WI and a member of Family Farm Defenders Trade is good, but “free trade” doesn’t work for farmers or workers or most everyone else. Free trade does, however, work spectacularly well for corporations … Continue reading

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Seeking Farmer Nominations for the 2016 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize!

Please Spread the Word – Deadline for Nominations is Jan. 15th! Family Farm Defenders is urgently seeking nominations and sponsors for the 2016 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize! The criteria to be nominated include: Engaged in own farm … Continue reading

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‘‍Stink In’ protest brings visibility to CAFO concerns

By Jim Massey, Country Today, 11/16/2015 MADISON — Peo­ple op­posed to the ex­pan­sion of con­cen­trated an­i­mal feed­ing op­er­a­tions in Wis­con­sin brought their mes­sage to the state Capi­tol steps Nov. 7 with what they called a “Stink In” protest. About 100 … Continue reading

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Black Farmers Lives Matter – Defending African American Land and Agriculture in the Deep South

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds, Oct. 5th, 2015 The 2015 US Food Sovereignty Prize goes to two organizations that are demonstrating just how much Black lives matter, as they defend their ancestral lands for community-controlled food production. The Federation of … Continue reading

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Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize – Award Ceremony to be held in Des Moines, IA on Oct. 14th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/1/15:   Contacts: Adam Mason, State Policy Organizing Director Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (515) 314-2655, adam@iowacci.org   Lisa Griffith, National Family Farm Coalition US Food Sovereignty Alliance (773) 319-5838, lisa@nffc.net   Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous … Continue reading

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