USDA to Rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules to Detriment of Family Organic Producers and Consumers, NFU Says

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today its intent to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The rule was finalized in January 2017, but placed on hold when the new administration took office. National Farmers Union (NFU) supports the OLPP rule’s intent, as it would improve the consistency and [...]

USDA to Rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules to Detriment of Family Organic Producers and Consumers, NFU Says2017-12-18T11:56:47-05:00

Farm Groups Urge President Trump to Implement Farmer Fair Practices Rules

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union joined a coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumers groups today in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive order. The rules would provide the most basic of protections to American family farmers and ranchers who are enduring unfair [...]

Farm Groups Urge President Trump to Implement Farmer Fair Practices Rules2017-11-07T17:47:58-05:00

NFUF Launching Needs Assessment Survey to Inform Food Safety

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2017) – The Local Food Safety Collaborative, a collaboration between National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) and the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA), today launched a nationwide food safety survey. The results will help the organization address the needs of small producers and processors with regards to food safety and compliance with [...]

NFUF Launching Needs Assessment Survey to Inform Food Safety2017-07-24T09:53:01-05:00

U.S. Should Enforce Trade Agreements, NFU Says

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) joined a number of other manufacturing and agricultural organizations to support the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to investigate aluminum and steel imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Should the investigation determine that imports threaten national security, the administration is authorized to act to [...]

U.S. Should Enforce Trade Agreements, NFU Says2017-07-21T08:06:53-05:00

NAFTA Objectives a Missed Opportunity for Family Farmers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) this week released its Summary of Objectives for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Renegotiation, a document that will guide talks with Canada and Mexico expected to begin in mid-August. In response to the objectives, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement: For [...]

NAFTA Objectives a Missed Opportunity for Family Farmers2017-07-21T08:14:42-05:00

NFU Urges Trump Administration to Stay in Paris Agreement

Agreement Key to Mitigating Climate Change, Bolstering Rural Communities WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump weighs the merits of keeping the United States in the Paris Agreement, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the administration to maintain U.S. commitments to global leadership on climate change. The Paris Agreement is vital to enhancing the climate resiliency [...]

NFU Urges Trump Administration to Stay in Paris Agreement2017-07-21T08:05:08-05:00

NFU Urges Trump Administration to Oppose Dow-DuPont Merger

WASHINGTON – Following European Union approval of the proposed merger between Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the Trump Administration to block the deal. The merger, if approved by the U.S. Justice Department, would create the largest biotechnology and seed firm in the U.S. “The reduction in competition [...]

NFU Urges Trump Administration to Oppose Dow-DuPont Merger2017-07-21T08:03:03-05:00

NFU Concludes 115th Anniversary Convention with Adoption of Policy, Special Orders of Business

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 115th Anniversary Convention concluded today following the adoption of the organization’s policy book and special orders of business. Nearly 500 family farmers and ranchers convened in San Diego both to engage in thoughtful policy deliberations, as well as to learn from agricultural experts and each another. The adopted policy book [...]

NFU Concludes 115th Anniversary Convention with Adoption of Policy, Special Orders of Business2017-03-09T07:23:59-05:00

NFU Says Farmer Fair Practices Rules a ‘Step in the Right Direction’ for Fair Market Practices

National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased by today’s announcement that the long-awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules, which aim to level the playing field for family livestock producers and poultry growers, have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The Farmer Fair Practices Rules include an interim [...]

NFU Says Farmer Fair Practices Rules a ‘Step in the Right Direction’ for Fair Market Practices2016-12-14T13:57:47-05:00

No-Vote Action on TPP a “Significant Victory” for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says

A staunch opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, National Farmers Union (NFU) commended Congress for agreeing to forgo a last minute vote and reexamine the deeply flawed trade agreement. NFU President Roger Johnson released the following statement in response: “We’ve been hearing for months the discontent family farmers and ranchers and American workers [...]

No-Vote Action on TPP a “Significant Victory” for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says2016-11-16T12:11:23-05:00