NFU Statement on Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024

May 17, 2024Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 17, 2024   Press@nfudc.org      WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement on the Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024, released today by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA).    “Family farmers and ranchers need a strong farm safety net and opportunities for … Read More

NFU Closes 2024 Convention, Outlines Policy Priorities and Special Orders of Business

March 12, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – National Farmers Union (NFU) closed its 2024 Convention by adopting the organization’s grassroots policy book, laying the foundation for advocating on behalf of family farmers and ranchers across the country. Convention delegates also adopted six special orders of business focused on issues of particular importance in the coming year. “With a projected decline … Read More

Rob Larew and Jeff Kippley Re-Elected as NFU President and Vice President

March 11, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Delegates to National Farmers Union’s 122nd Anniversary Convention today cast a unanimous ballot to reelect Rob Larew and Jeff Kippley as the organization’s President and Vice President, respectively. Each will serve another two-year term. “It’s an honor to have the trust and confidence of Farmers Union members across the country and a … Read More

NFU Presents Bill Zortman of KELO-AM with Milt Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Journalism

March 11, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 122nd Anniversary Convention, the organization awarded Bill Zortman of radio station KELO-AM, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the 2024 Milt Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Journalism. Zortman is the host of It’s Your Business, covering business issues for the Sioux Falls community with a strong focus on … Read More

NFU Awards Highest Honor to Leaders from Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin at 122nd Anniversary Convention

March 10, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At the opening banquet of the 122nd Anniversary Convention, National Farmers Union (NFU) presented Rodney Allebach of Minnesota, Linda Jones Borton of Ohio and Dennis Rosen of Wisconsin with Awards for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and to American Agriculture, the highest honor presented by Farmers Union. “The 2024 class of Meritorious … Read More

NFU Kicks Off 122nd Anniversary Convention Highlighting Importance of Democratic Institutions and Grassroots Advocacy

March 10, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – National Farmers Union (NFU) today kicked off its 122nd Anniversary Convention, where programming will focus on the importance of strong democratic institutions, both within Farmers Union and across the country. “In an era where public trust in institutions is waning, it’s crucial for Farmers Union to reinforce our governance principles and the … Read More

NFU Welcomes Further Packers and Stockyards Act Rulemakings from USDA

March 5, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its second final rule in a series of updates to revitalize the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act). Today’s rule establishes clearer standards for prohibited practices under the P&S Act, including discrimination, retaliation and deception in contracting. “Family farmers and ranchers deserve the right … Read More

Family Farmers and Ranchers Want Updated Packers and Stockyards Act Rules

March 1, 2024Blog

This opinion piece originally ran on Agri-Pulse on March 1st, 2024.   By: Jeff Kippley, Vice President, National Farmers Union   The recent opinion piece by the President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) on USDA efforts to bring fair rules to livestock markets was not just inaccurate but also dangerously misleading. As a … Read More