Senate Tax Plan Could Undermine Farm Bill Funding

November 9, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate leadership today released its plan for comprehensive tax reform. The legislation differs in many ways from its counterpart released by the U.S. House of Representatives a week ago.  The plan would comprise a greater number of individual tax brackets, limit … Read More

Shift to More Regressive Taxation Would Increase Burden on Family Farmers and Ranchers

November 2, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.or WASHINGTON – U.S. House of Representatives leadership today released its blueprint for sweeping tax reform, including significant cuts to individual and corporate tax rates and eventual repeal of the estate tax. The plan is estimated to cost $1.51 trillion over the next decade. In … Read More

Trump Administration Must Right the Ship on Biofuels Through 2018 RFS Obligations

October 19, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As embattled farm, biofuel, and rural communities and economies look to the Trump Administration to maintain promises to support American biofuel production, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the administration to increase Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations when they finalize … Read More

NFU and UFCW Make Case for Meaningful NAFTA Improvements

October 18, 2017Press Releases

For Immediate Release October 18, 2017 Contact: ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union sent a joint letter to the Senate today describing how North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations could more broadly benefit American family farmers and meatpacking workers. In the letter, UFCW … Read More

NFU Deeply Disappointed by USDA Decision to Terminate Farmer Fair Practices Rules

October 17, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it would be terminating the Farmer Fair Practices Rule on Competitive Injury, a rule that would have provided the most basic of protections to American family farmers and ranchers as they endure increasingly concentrated markets … Read More

Joint statement from the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association and National Farmers Union regarding Sage Grouse Plans

October 5, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 CONTACT National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org U.S. Cattlemen’s Association: Lia Biondo, 202-870-1552, lia@wssdc.com The agriculture and conservation communities spent recent years working together on management plans that successfully prevented a non-listing of the Greater Sage Grouse, while providing grazing management flexibility for livestock producers and land managers. … Read More

NFU President Offers Trump Administration a Pathway to Expanded Use of Ethanol

October 5, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As American family farmers struggle amidst a global glut of grain supplies and a severely depressed U.S. farm economy, the Trump Administration has a significant opportunity to provide meaningful relief that benefits not only farmers, but also rural communities, consumers and the … Read More

Over 200 Groups Urge Congress to Level the Playing Field for Farmers, Workers and Consumers; Diverse Coalition Calls for Farm Bill to Address Competition in the Food System

October 4, 2017Press Releases

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Washington, DC — Today, a broad-based coalition of 210 farm, rural, worker and consumer advocacy organizations released principles for a fairer farm bill that would address the lack of competition in every link in the food chain. The groups point out that growing consolidation in the agribusiness, food … Read More

Farmers Union and Cattlemen’s Association Urge USDA to Finalize Farmer Fair Practices Rule

October 4, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 CONTACT National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org U.S. Cattlemen’s Association: Lia Biondo, 202-870-1552, lia@wssdc.com WASHINGTON – In less than three weeks, a rule to protect family farmers and ranchers from the worst abuses of concentrated markets will go into effect, barring any setbacks from the U.S. Department of … Read More