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Predatory Retail Chains and What Communities Need from Antitrust Enforcers

Virtual Event

Farm Action's Angela Huffman will speak at a live virtual event hosted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) on Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET. The rise of predatory retail chains—including Walmart, Kroger, and Dollar General—has wreaked havoc on our communities. These giants leverage their power to bully farmers and muscle out independent […]

Conservation and Regeneration: Fostering Resilience in the Farm Bill

Virtual Event

On 5/2/23, attendees learned how we can reform our farm programs to support the diversified farm operations that contribute to resilient soils and a healthy environment, while holding abusive corporations accountable. Panelists: Julia Barton, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Kevin Fulton, Clear Creek Land and Livestock Amanda Shafer, Office of Rep. Sean Casten Chloë […]

The Farm Bill and Factory Farms

Virtual Event

Joe Maxwell, Co-founder and President of Farm Action, and Aaron Lehman, President of Iowa Farmers Union, will take a hard look at how the Farm Bill fuels industrial livestock production during a free virtual meeting organized by JFAN. The 2023 Farm Bill, currently making its way through Congress, is a massive, $1.4 trillion piece of […]

Build Local, Eat Local: Supporting Regional Food Systems in the Farm Bill

Virtual Event

A food system controlled by multinational corporations threatens our food supply and national security. Let’s rein in Big Ag’s power and create resilient local and regional food systems. Speakers: Wes King, Legislative Aide for Senator Sherrod Brown; Greg Gunthorp, owner of Gunthorp Farms; Gene Jonas, farmer at Hungry Bear Farm; Donna McClish, founder and CEO of Common Ground Producers […]

Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series

Virtual Event

Farm Action's Sarah Carden will speak on a panel called "The Real Cost of Food: Examining Food Affordability and Environmental Sustainability" at a briefing series hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Slated for 4:00 p.m. ET on 4/5/23, this panel will engage speakers to discuss how policymakers can address food insecurity issues through sustainable […]

Justice for All: Centering Equity in the Farm Bill

Virtual Event

Marginalized farmers and communities have long been denied participation in agriculture programs and policy development. On 4/4/23, attendees learned how we can reform our food and farm system to make it fair and inclusive. Keynote speaker: Adam Zipkin, Counsel for Senator Cory Booker Panelists: Web Davis, farmer and Sr. Policy Advisor at Farm Action Lorette […]

American Bar Association Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

Farm Action's Legal Counsel Basel Musharbash will speak on a panel called "Right to Repair: From Ag to Apple." Multiple lawsuits have been filed challenging manufacturers' restrictions on farm equipment repair, and President Bidens' Executive Order pushed for FTC rulemaking citing these restrictions. Should there be a right to repair in the farm equipment aftermarket? […]

OEFFA Conference

Cherry Valley Hotel

Join Farm Action at the 44th Annual Conference from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association! Our team will be conducting a hands-on workshop on how to tackle monopoly control over the food system.

Food Not Feed Summit


The Food Not Feed Summit aims to establish an agenda of shifting federal farm programs toward fiber-rich foods and regeneratively raised livestock and poultry within a system that’s fair and equitable from seed to fork. About the Food Not Feed Summit Register now to join us via livestream on February 7. America’s farms have long […]


National Western Center Denver, CO, United States

Farm Action's Sarah Carden will join ranchers, farmers, conservationists, land managers, scientists, and thought leaders as a speaker at a conference hosted by the Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association. Sarah's session, titled "2023 Farm Bill: Dismantling Big Ag’s Fragile System Propped up by Myths and Hidden Costs," will be held […]

Prairie Festival 2022: New Roots – Growing a movement from the ground down

The Land Institute 2440 E Water Well Rd, Salina, KS, United States

Farm Action's Webster Davis will speak on a panel at this year's in-person and live streaming event from The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. The panel is called "We Have Always Been at the Roots: The Black Farm Experience" and will feature members of the Kansas Black Farmers Association.

White House Hunger Realities “Listen Up”

Rural Coalition, Slow Food USA, Farm Action, National Family Farm Coalition, North American Marine Alliance, Slow Fish North America, One Fish Foundation, Heal Food Alliance, and Alianza Nacional de Campesinas invite organizational and community members to join us in hosting a listening session entitled White House Hunger Realities “Listen Up” on Thursday, June 30th where […]

Making the Grade? A Midterm Review of the Biden Administration’s Commitment to Food System Competition

Hilton Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill 525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

In July of 2021, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order that directed multiple federal agencies to revive antitrust enforcement and promote competition throughout the U.S. economy. The order dispatched the USDA, the FTC, and the DOJ to address monopoly power in the food and agriculture system. Successful completion of these objectives has the potential […]

American Bar Association Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

Farm Action Co-founder and Vice President Angela Huffman will be speaking on a panel called “Is Competition in Agriculture Suffering a Drought?” Ten years after DOJ and USDA hosted a series of workshops to explore and promote "free and fair competition" in agriculture, the Biden Administration and Congress have expressed concern that a lack of […]

2022 OEFFA Conference

Dayton Convention Center OH

Farm Action's Angela Huffman and Sarah Carden will present, "Town Hall to Farm Bill: Dismantling Big Ag’s Fragile System Propped up by Myths and Hidden Costs." Time and time again, farmers, communities, and advocates have tried to shift government support away from industrial agriculture and toward a more resilient and equitable system, and have failed […]

SRAP Live: Building a Socially Responsible Food Future

Virtual Event

On December 3, 2021, Farm Action president Joe Maxwell will be a panelist for a Q&A session at a virtual conference hosted by the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP). SRAP Live is an opportunity to hear farmers, activists, and academics discuss environmental justice, the greenwashing of factory farm gas, community success stories, the injustices faced […]

Joe Maxwell presents at the Iowa Community Health Conference

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

On November 2nd, Farm Action president Joe Maxwell will be the opening presenter for a panel at the Iowa Community Health Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. In his presentation, he will illustrate the state of concentration in the food system and share highlights from our recent report, the Truth about Industrial Agriculture.

2021 Farm Action Virtual Fly-In: A New Day Dawns for a Fair Farm Bill

Virtual Event

Family Farm Action has a vision for a #FairFarmBill, and we're pumped to share it with Congress and the Biden Administration at our virtual fly-in! From November 1 - 3, farmers, ranchers, and rural advocates will head (virtually) to D.C.  We'll educate and energize decision-makers in the House, Senate, USDA, and other agencies, providing the […]

EU-India People’s Summit: A Fireside Conversation with Joe Maxwell & Navkiran Natt

Virtual Event

Joe Maxwell and Navkiran Natt discuss parallels between the struggles of farmers in the US and India. Joe Maxwell is an American attorney who served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of the state of Missouri. He is a Democrat who also served in the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate. His organization, Family […]