Country of Origin Labeling

New Study: Consumers Prefer Meat Labeled From the U.S.; NFU Urges Congress to Respect Consumers’ Right to Know

WASHINGTON (July 16, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson lauded today’s release of a University of Arkansas study that found U.S. consumers prefer meat from the U.S. when provided with a country-of-origin label, and urged Congress to respect consumers’ right to know where their food comes from by rejecting efforts to repeal [...]

New Study: Consumers Prefer Meat Labeled From the U.S.; NFU Urges Congress to Respect Consumers’ Right to Know2015-07-16T13:09:57-05:00

ACTION ALERT: Keeping COOL Call-in Day on May 6

National Farmers Union, in partnership with a coalition of other groups, has organized a White House call in day. We’d like to flood the White House with as many calls as possible. Please call President Obama at 888-793-4597 on Wednesday, May 6. Call the White House at 888-793-4597 When you are connected, tell the person [...]

ACTION ALERT: Keeping COOL Call-in Day on May 62016-11-04T21:46:23-05:00

Ag View Video: Kansas Farmers Union continues to fight for family farms

by Ken Rahjes AgView.net December 13, 2014 Donn Teske, President of the Kansas Farmers Union and Vice-President of National Farmers Union, joined Ken Rahjes, Ag View editor, for an interview during the 2014 Kansas Farmers Union Convention. Rahjes and Teske discuss KFU grassroots policy development and 2014 Special Orders including Beef Check-off reform, renewal of [...]

Ag View Video: Kansas Farmers Union continues to fight for family farms2015-05-08T12:20:55-05:00

Ag View Video: Washington Update from NFU’s Chandler Goule

by Ken Rahjes AgView.net December 10, 2014 Chandler Goulde, Senior Vice-President of Programs with National Farmers Union, joined Ken Rahjes, Ag View editor, for an interview during the 2014 Kansas Farmers Union Convention. Rahjes and Goule discuss EPA regulation, Beef Check-off reform, and support for Country of Origin Labeling for meat.

Ag View Video: Washington Update from NFU’s Chandler Goule2014-12-15T12:43:46-06:00

Chandler Goule

Chandler Goule was promoted to National Farmers Union’s senior vice president of programs in 2014. Goule began his career with NFU in November 2009 as the vice president of government relations. Goule previously served as the staff director of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture under former [...]

Chandler Goule2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00

WIBW’s Kansas Ag Issues Podcast: Kelly Lenz and Donn Teske (10.14.2014)

by Kelly Lenz WIBW October 14, 2014 Donn Teske, President of the Kansas Farmers Union, joined Kelly Lenz on the October 14, 2014 edition of Kansas Ag Issues. Lenz and Teske discuss National Farmers Union's withdraw from the Beef Check-off Working Group, NFU's support for Country of Origin labeling for meat, and NFU’s position on [...]

WIBW’s Kansas Ag Issues Podcast: Kelly Lenz and Donn Teske (10.14.2014)2014-12-14T14:23:42-06:00

NFU, KFU support COOL in Farm Bill

MCPHERSON, KS- National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter yesterday to the members of the farm bill conference committee emphasizing the importance of finishing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill as soon as possible. “It is time to move the farm bill across the finish line,” said Johnson. “Family farmers, ranchers, fishermen, rural [...]

NFU, KFU support COOL in Farm Bill2014-08-16T02:22:36-05:00

Help NFU Support COOL Defense Fund

National Farmers Union has spent years championing the right of America’s farmers and ranchers to market their products as domestically produced, and the right of America’s consumers to know they are purchasing homegrown food. This right is currently under attack by a very well-funded, organized and determined opposition that wants to eliminate mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling [...]

Help NFU Support COOL Defense Fund2016-11-04T21:46:46-05:00

Farm Bill, COOL Negotiations Continue

As the Farm Bill conference committee works to reach a compromise, there are a few issues that have yet to be resolved, and COOL (Country-Of-Origin Labeling) is among them. New COOL labeling rules went into effect on November 23rd, so now the labels must list the production steps born, raised, and slaughtered. USDA and the [...]

Farm Bill, COOL Negotiations Continue2016-11-04T21:46:46-05:00

NFU Seeks to Intervene in COOL Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Aug. 8, 2013) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter today to leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture emphasizing the importance of signing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill into law prior to the Sept. 30, expiration of the current law. “The year is quickly [...]

NFU Seeks to Intervene in COOL Lawsuit2016-11-04T21:46:47-05:00