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WHO WE ARE

Our mission is to organize, engage and empower Latino farm and ranching advocacy groups, farmworkers transitioning into farm ownership, and, generally, small producers, throughout the United States and beyond. Furthermore, we are committed to promoting sustainable farm and ranching policy for the improvement of farming operations.

We provide training and technical assistance to our members to ensure the quality of products and the integrity of safe food systems. NLFRTA offers guidance on relevant farm and ranching policy, through forums and webinars. We facilitate meetings with state, local and federal elected officials and work closely with working-people to ensure full inclusion of their voices in Congress and our deliberations to the Farm Bill.

“In the United States and throughout Mexico and Central and South America, Latino farmers, whose common bond is their agrarian roots and language, are systematically left out of the decision-making processes.”

The MISSION of the organization is to organize, engage, empower and provide technical assistance to Latino farm and ranching advocacy groups, farmworkers transitioning into farm ownership, and, generally, small producers, throughout the United States and beyond. Furthermore, we are committed to protect and promote sustainable farm and ranching policy issues for the improvement of farming operations. We provide training and technical assistance for the quality of our products and to ensure the integrity of safe food systems for our future. NLFRTA provides best practices training workshops on relevant farm and ranching and policy, forums and webinars, and facilitate meetings with state, local and federal elected officials and work with the Congress on the Farm Bill deliberations.

The National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association (NLFRTA) was founded in August of 2004 in Washington, D.C after working with many farmworker transitioning into farmers, ranchers, and multiple advocacy groups for several years. Oftentimes, federal agencies such as the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), among others, and mainstream and established farm groups tend to treat the issues of Latino farmers as an afterthought in policy formulation, if at all. As rural people, Agriculture and Farm policy significantly impacts Latino rural communities.

NLFRTA are also a proud member of the Rural Coalition, American Sustainable Business Council, Local Food Association, Bert Corona Leadership Institute, board of directors.