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2018 Bellingham Declaration – US Food Sovereignty Alliance IV National Gathering Oct. 12th

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) held its IV National Assembly from October 12th thru 14th in Bellingham, Washington with the participation of 117 members, allies, and individuals from 71 organizations and 7 countries.  The theme “Defending Mother Earth for … Continue reading

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Farmers are Hurting, but Don’t Blame Mother Nature

Current farm policy sacrifices stewardship on the altar of profitability. By: Jim Goodman and Anthony Pahnke (FFD board members) The Progressive, September 25, 2018 Good farm policy works for rural people by stabilizing prices, encouraging the growth of rural communities, … Continue reading

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Monsanto-Bayer merger hurts farmers and consumers

By: Jim Goodman and Tiffany Finck-Haynes Published in the Des Moines Register, Sept. 1st, 2018 The U.S. Department of Justice issued a stern warning in its lawsuit against the conditionally-approved mega-merger between Bayer and Monsanto in June. The anti-competitive price … Continue reading

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Trump’s $12 Billion PR Stunt

Instead of posturing to look like he supports farmers, the president should be pushing for reforms in agricultural programs that would actually help the little guy By: Jim Goodman, President, National Family Farm Coalition (Wonewoc, WI) Published by the Daily … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is Wrong on Dairy Policies

By: Anthony Pahnke, vice president of Family Farm Defenders Published on July 6th, 2018, Capital Times (Madison, WI) https://host.madison.com/ct/opinion/column/anthony-pahnke-donald-trump-is-wrong-on-dairy-policies/article_d8088dfc-9c2a-5c2d-9a1e-40135ff87f70.html President Donald Trump is wrong on dairy because he supports free trade. At first, this may appear incorrect, especially with the … Continue reading

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