NFU Pleased by White House Efforts to Improve Competition in U.S. Industries

April 22, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (April 22, 2016) – Several industries have been on a decades-long trajectory towards increased market concentration, according to a recent report from the Council of Economic Advisers. Last week, the White House expanded their efforts by issuing an Executive Order, requesting that government agencies recommend … Read More

Earth Day Should Inspire Strengthened Focus on Climate Change, NFU Says  

April 22, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (April 22, 2016) – Climate change is a shared problem that requires a collaborative solution, and the National Farmers Union (NFU) is commending the continued progress towards environmental sustainability in observance of Earth Day. “From farms and rural communities to urban centers across … Read More

Earth Day 2016: Through the Eyes of an Orchardist

April 22, 2016Blog

By Harrison Topp, Membership Director, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union When people ask what I grow, my first response is usually trees. Really, I’m an orchardist who produces stone-fruits, predominantly cherries and plums. But I have the closest relationship with my trees and with the ecosystem around them. From the “understory,” to the canopy, to the … Read More

NFU “Appalled” by Latest GIPSA Stall Attack

April 19, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (April 19, 2016) – After several years of proactively limiting farmers’ basic rights and protections, Congress appeared poised to finally let the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) implement a provision included in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide needed marketplace protections to contract … Read More

NFU Audio: Barbara Patterson on House Appropriations GIPSA Rider

April 19, 2016Audio

NFU Government Relations Representative Barbara Patterson talks about NFU’s objection to the House Appropriations Committee GIPSA rider that proactively limits farmers’ basic rights and protections. Read more about the subject on this NFU release: NFU Appalled by Latest GIPSA Attack

Applications are Now Open for the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program

April 18, 2016Blog

By Katie Fisher, government relations intern, National Farmers Union The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s (RD) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2016. The application is due by July 1, 2016 and has approximately $44 million in funds available to producers who are entering into value-added … Read More

Study Finds GMO Label Will Not Act as Warning Label

April 18, 2016Agriculture Research, Consumers, Food Labels, GMO, Nutrition, Product Marketing

GUEST BLOG POST By Joanna Schroeder Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food. It was this statement that began a movement that included genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling initiatives. The first such “contains GM” labeling legislation (Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering) was passed by Vermont and on … Read More

NFU President Encourages House Ag Subcommittee to Consider Challenges Facing Family Farmers and Ranchers

April 14, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (April 14, 2016) – The lagging farm economy was a top focus today for the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson joined a panel of industry leaders to testify on behalf of … Read More

Opposed to Further Rail Consolidation, NFU Pleased by Withdrawal of Canadian Pacific Railway Merger

April 11, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (April 11, 2016) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased to hear today’s announcement that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Canadian Pacific) was terminating its efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp. (Norfolk Southern). NFU has been very concerned over the prospects of … Read More