Young farmers visit Capitol Hill and USDA

Farmers and NYFC staff in front of USDA. Back row: David Rodriguez, Calvin Andersen, Peter Stocks, Erick Hansen (NYFC Staff). Front row: Emily Eckhardt, Brittany Arrington, Sophie Ackoff (NYFC staff), and Lizz Wysocki. Last Wednesday farmers from six states converged on Washington, D.C. for a whirl-wind round of meetings on Capitol Hill and at USDA. The event, known as a “fly-in,” was organized by the National Young Farmers Coalition to give young... Read More

Take a Stand in DC to Challenge Monsanto’s Aggression Against Family Farmers

Farmers Against Monsanto, courtesy of If you’re able to be in Washington, DC tomorrow (Thursday, January 10th), please come out to stand in solidarity with the 30 farmers fighting to defend American agriculture.  They will will be appealing their landmark court case challenging Monsanto’s abusive patent infringement lawsuits and could use your support! The assembly will take place at 10 AM at Lafayette Square (H Street... Read More

Wednesday – Farm Bill Now Rally in Washington, DC

FARM BILL NOW RALLY Join thousands of other farmers for a rally in Washington, D.C., to tell Congress it is critical to pass a farm bill before Sept. 30.  Farmers and food advocates of all stripes will be there, and it is important for beginning farmers and their supporters to show up in numbers to make sure this key demographic isn’t ignored.  For more up-to-date information from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition on where the... Read More