NFU Backs ‘American Food for American Schools’ Legislation

Recognizing the need to improve sourcing of American-grown food products by U.S. schools, National Farmers Union (NFU) applauded the introduction of the “American Food for American Schools Act of 2016.” The legislation aims to enforce provisions of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act that require school nutrition providers to purchase domestically produced and [...]

NFU Backs ‘American Food for American Schools’ Legislation2016-11-16T12:09:36-05:00

NFU Beginning Farmers Travel to California for On-Farm Learning Sessions

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI) reconvened in Salinas, California, on Friday, November 4, for the second of three annual programming sessions. Seventeen beginning farmers and ranchers from across the country attended the two-day, hands-on learning session hosted in partnership with the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), the Farmer Veteran Coalition, [...]

NFU Beginning Farmers Travel to California for On-Farm Learning Sessions2016-11-16T12:07:22-05:00

NFU Defends Family Farmers Against Proposed Rule Change to Estate Tax

National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging that a proposed rule change for the taxable value of assets be amended to consider family farmers and ranchers. The law currently provides meaningful relief for family farmers to transfer their farm operations to the next generation through provisions that account for [...]

NFU Defends Family Farmers Against Proposed Rule Change to Estate Tax2016-11-16T12:05:33-05:00

Trade, RFS Among Issues NFU Ready to Tackle with Trump Administration

National Farmers Union (NFU) extended a congratulatory letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, outlining opportunities to work together with the new administration on several common ground farm policy issues. “We appreciate the attention that Mr. Trump paid to issues that affect family farmers and rural communities throughout his campaign, and we look forward to working [...]

Trade, RFS Among Issues NFU Ready to Tackle with Trump Administration2016-11-14T10:43:21-05:00

NFU Defends Family Beef Producers Against Meatpackers’ Aggressive Market Control

As the weakened farm economy continues to take a toll on family farmers and ranchers, National Farmers Union (NFU) is criticizing meatpackers for driving down prices for independent beef producers. Data released last week showed that family cow-calf producers are losing nearly $300 per cow while the packers’ profit margins have increased by approximately $75 [...]

NFU Defends Family Beef Producers Against Meatpackers’ Aggressive Market Control2016-10-21T10:25:44-05:00

USDA’s Action on Long-Awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules a Win for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says

Following months of progress on the long-awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), which would provide needed contract protections for livestock producers and poultry growers, National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased by today’s administrative step forward in the process towards publishing the rules [...]

USDA’s Action on Long-Awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules a Win for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says2016-11-04T21:46:05-05:00

NFU Commends Sen. Stabenow for Championing Support for Urban Agriculture

Supporting the effort to bridge the divide between urban and rural America through agriculture, National Farmers Union (NFU) commended Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for championing new legislation that fosters opportunities for urban agriculture. The Urban Agriculture Act of 2016, which will be introduced later this week, would expand U.S. Department of [...]

NFU Commends Sen. Stabenow for Championing Support for Urban Agriculture2016-11-04T21:46:05-05:00

NFU Joins in Promoting Safe Practices During National Farm Safety and Health Week

As farmers are preparing to begin the fall harvest, National Farmers Union (NFU) joined in the effort to promote safe practices on and around the farm during National Farm Safety and Health Week. President Barack Obama designated farm safety week to reaffirm support for programs and practices that promote health and safety on America’s farms. [...]

NFU Joins in Promoting Safe Practices During National Farm Safety and Health Week2016-11-04T21:46:07-05:00

NFU Asks Senate Judiciary Panel for More Oversight of Failing Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today joined a panel of industry leaders to testify before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the alarming trend of consolidation in agriculture. Less than a week after 275 NFU members were on Capitol Hill requesting review of the staggering volume of mergers and acquisitions in the [...]

NFU Asks Senate Judiciary Panel for More Oversight of Failing Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture2016-10-21T10:15:15-05:00

NFU Honors 44 Congressional Champions of Agriculture with Golden Triangle Award

Having champions in Congress to ensure Americans have strong food and farm policies is important, and National Farmers Union (NFU) proudly recognized 44 outstanding Senators and Representatives who have demonstrated leadership and support for family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities. The Golden Triangle Award, NFU’s highest legislative honor, was presented to each recipient [...]

NFU Honors 44 Congressional Champions of Agriculture with Golden Triangle Award2016-11-04T21:46:07-05:00