Skills and Knowledge: How Does the USDA Support Women Farmers?

June 20, 2018Women Farmers Weekly

By Sophie Neems, Previous NFU Intern & Current Communications Specialist at Farm Credit The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supports American farmers in a myriad of ways, primarily by offering services such as crop insurance, organic certification cost share, farmers market promotion, and rural development initiatives. But how does the USDA support women farmers specifically? The … Read More

Access to Efficiency: Harmonized GAP FSMA Alignment

June 19, 2018Beginning Farmers

By Chelsea Matzen, FSMA Project Director On June 5, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and U.S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a joint effort to simplify produce safety requirements for farmers by aligning the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Audit Program with the requirements of the Food and Drug … Read More

What Do Farmers Need To Know About Climate Change? AgBiz Logic

June 18, 2018Climate Column

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy, and Jake Stukenberg, NFU Intern Here on the Climate Column, we have discussed the impacts climate change will have on your farm as well as management decisions you can make to cope with these changes. Longtime Climate Leaders know that there are many climate impacts … Read More

Reality of China Trade Tensions Demands Strong Plan to Protect Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says

June 15, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump today announced that his administration will impose 25 percent tariffs on Chinese technology imports to the tune of $50 billion. The first round of tariffs, worth $34 billion, are set to take effect on July 6. National Farmers Union, … Read More

NFU Announces Twenty Participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute

June 14, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) program. The Institute empowers the success of America’s next generation of farmers by providing mentorship, technical … Read More

NFU Statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill Passage

June 13, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled he intends to bring the bill up for a vote on the floor prior to the Senate’s … Read More

Rights and Representation: What is a Farmer?

June 13, 2018Women Farmers Weekly

By Sophie Neems, Previous NFU Intern & Current Communications Specialist at Farm Credit There’s a noticeable new trend in farming demographics: the number of farmers coming to agriculture as a second career –  many of whom are women – is growing. These female, first-generation producers must secure land, build an enterprise, and establish themselves within … Read More

NFU Highlights Positives of Senate Ag Farm Bill, Makes Recommendations on Amendments at Committee Level

June 12, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In advance of Wednesday’s Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations on amendments to members of the committee. “Farmers Union appreciates the hard … Read More

Access to Markets: Farmer’s Share of the Food Dollar

June 12, 2018Beginning Farmers

Historical Document Curated by Tom Giessel, NFU Honorary Historian It is abundantly clear to anyone who has seen National Farmers Union’s Farmer’s Share that farmers receive only a small portion of every dollar spent on food at the grocery store. Farmers Union has been sounding the alarm about this issue throughout its entire history, as … Read More

U.S., Canadian Farm Groups Support Strong Trading Partnership

June 11, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018 CONTACT National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org Canadian Federation of Agriculture: Janice Hall, 613-236-3633 x2322, Communications@canadian-farmers.ca WASHINGTON – The leaders of the U.S. National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and U.S. officials to preserve the strong, … Read More