NFU Continues Excellence in Cooperative Education at College Conference on Cooperatives

February 23, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org MINNEAPOLIS – Drawing on over 115 years of leadership in cooperative leadership and education, National Farmers Union (NFU) hosted 76 students in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last weekend for its annual College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC). The three-day conference provides an interactive learning experience for American … Read More

Budget Proposal Another Blow to Family Farmers

February 12, 2018Press Releases

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The White House today released its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget. Over the next decade, the $4.4 trillion budget would severely cut many programs that family farmers and ranchers and rural Americans rely on, including $48.6 billion from Farm Bill programs, … Read More

Plan Seeks to Address Rural Infrastructure Needs

February 12, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The White House today released its principles to rebuild America’s long-neglected infrastructure. The plan includes $200 billion in federal investment over ten years, $50 billion of which is designated for rural projects. In response to the plan, National Farmers Union President Roger … Read More

Dairy and Cotton Fixes a Vital Step for Struggling Farmers, NFU Says

February 8, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate’s proposed two-year budget deal contains important improvements for cotton growers and dairy producers, a vital first step to assistance for struggling farmers in both industries. The legislation brings eligible cotton acres back into Title I of the Farm Bill—National … Read More

USDA ERS Projects Net Farm Income Decrease in 2018

February 7, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) today projected net farm income to decrease $4.3 billion from 2017 to $59.5 billion in 2018, a 52 percent drop since 2013. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says the projection … Read More

Farmers Union Launches Farm Bill Campaign

February 7, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – American family farmers and ranchers are enduring the worst economic slide in generations, and they need Congress to pass a Farm Bill in 2018 to strengthen the farm safety net. In order to educate the general public and to generate support for … Read More

Pruitt Backtrack on RFS Troubles Farmers, NFU Says

February 2, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt yesterday repeated his calls for reform to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and signaled his agency would take a more conservative approach to setting RFS volume obligations each year. The comments are a direct … Read More

NFU Urges Follow-Through on President’s Promises Regarding Trade and Infrastructure

January 30, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump continued his promises to turn the page “on decades of unfair trade deals” and to rebuild the nation’s “crumbling infrastructure,” both issues of major concern for American family farmers and ranchers. National … Read More

Farmers Union Urges Increased Funding for Farm Safety Net, Releases Priorities for Farm Bill

January 22, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Given the persistent and ongoing economic challenges in farming and rural economies, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Congress to increase funding for farm programs in the farm bill and pass the legislation as soon as possible. The NFU Board of … Read More

Farmers Union Urges Restoration of Organic Livestock Welfare Standard; NFU Board Says Consistency Issues Threaten Viability of Organic Family Farmers

January 17, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – While bad actors in private industry pose consistent threats to the integrity of the organic food label, the federal government should not. Yet a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) … Read More