Farm Safety Education Should Reach Beyond the Farm Gate

Nearly 500 farm work-related deaths occur annually, according to a 2013 study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As farmers and ranchers are more active on and around their operations this time of year, National Farmers Union (NFU) is raising awareness about farm safety issues and best practices through a series of 10 [...]

Farm Safety Education Should Reach Beyond the Farm Gate2016-06-08T12:01:08-05:00

NFU Concludes 114th Anniversary Convention, Delegates Adopt Special Policy Orders

Family farmers and ranchers are the best advocates for agriculture, and over the last four days, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has provided more than 500 members and delegates of the 114th Anniversary Convention with the advocacy tools they need to be better informed about topics important to farm policy and the industry. “We came [...]

NFU Concludes 114th Anniversary Convention, Delegates Adopt Special Policy Orders2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00

NFU 114th Anniversary Convention Commences with Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Dayton, Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Emmer

Embracing a robust grassroots network of farm leaders, the National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 114th Anniversary Convention today in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 500 members from across the country are gathered for the annual event, which runs through March 8. “The NFU convention is an important event for our members and the organization [...]

NFU 114th Anniversary Convention Commences with Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Dayton, Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Emmer2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00

Two Individuals Awarded Highest Honor at NFU Convention

The diversity of modern agriculture is the result of the hardworking men and women across the industry, and two individuals have selflessly gone above and beyond for the betterment of food, farming and rural America. The National Farmers Union (NFU) recognized Claudia Svarstad and Brother David Andrews (posthumously) at the 114th Anniversary Convention opening banquet, [...]

Two Individuals Awarded Highest Honor at NFU Convention2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00

Farm & Ranch Guide’s Hildebrant Honored at NFU 114th Anniversary Convention

With the majority of the population removed by generations from the farm, ag communicators play an important role in sharing the industry’s story. Each year, National Farmers Union (NFU) recognizes one communicator for outstanding reporting of agriculture. Dale Hildebrant of Farm & Ranch Guide received the Milton D. Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Communications [...]

Farm & Ranch Guide’s Hildebrant Honored at NFU 114th Anniversary Convention2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00

Grassroots Advocacy in D.C: KFU Members Participate in Annual Fly-In

By Olivia Taylor-Puckett “For decades upon decades, Farmers Union members have made an annual migration to Washington to make their case for smarter, fairer farm policies,” said National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson. The annual National Farmers Union Washington D.C. Fly-In is the very definition of grassroots politics. This three-day event draws Farmers Union members [...]

Grassroots Advocacy in D.C: KFU Members Participate in Annual Fly-In2016-11-04T21:46:20-05:00

NFU Kicks Off 2015 Fly-In with Briefings from Top Administration and Elected Officials

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 2015 Fall Legislative Fly-In commenced this morning with briefings by top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) followed by meetings with White House officials, members of Congress and staff from both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture. “This fall has proven to be a [...]

NFU Kicks Off 2015 Fly-In with Briefings from Top Administration and Elected Officials2016-11-04T21:46:21-05:00

NFU Urges Congress to Vote Against COOL Repeal Bill

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today urged members of Congress to vote against recent legislation passed in the House Agriculture Committee that would repeal portions of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), citing possible food safety issues, the bill’s overreach, and denial of consumers’ basic right to know about where their food comes from. “The House [...]

NFU Urges Congress to Vote Against COOL Repeal Bill2016-11-04T21:46:23-05:00

NFU Applauds Swift Senate Action on Grain Standards Reauthorization Act

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today applauded the Senate Agriculture Committee leadership for its work on the swift reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). “On behalf of National Farmers Union’s 200,000 members, I applaud your work on the reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA),” said Johnson in a letter [...]

NFU Applauds Swift Senate Action on Grain Standards Reauthorization Act2016-11-04T21:46:23-05:00

NFU Kicks Off Special Spring Fly-In Focusing on Popular Country-of-Origin Labeling Law

National Farmers Union (NFU) kicked off a special Spring Fly-In of family farmers and ranchers from across the country meeting with their elected officials in Washington and underscoring their unwavering support for Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) and the need for Congress to allow the World Trade Organization (WTO) process to conclude without interference. “COOL is clearly [...]

NFU Kicks Off Special Spring Fly-In Focusing on Popular Country-of-Origin Labeling Law2015-06-19T07:45:00-05:00