NFU Applauds Rural Task Force, Urges Immediate Action and Federal Investment in Infrastructure

January 8, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2018 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, a government-wide group including more than 22 federal agencies and led by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, today released a report to President Trump. The 23-page document identifies the many needs and … Read More

Farm Groups Launch “Farm Town Strong” Campaign to Address Rural Opioid Epidemic

January 3, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2017 CONTACT National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org American Farm Bureau Federation: Will Rodger, 202-406-3642, willr@fb.org WASHINGTON – As farming communities face mounting challenges with the nation’s opioid epidemic, the nation’s two largest general farm organizations are teaming up to confront the issue. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) … Read More

Tax Reform Must Not Jeopardize Farm Program Funding, NFU Says

December 20, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-314-3106 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve the conference Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a sweeping tax system overhaul that will now go to the President’s desk for signing into law. National Farmers Union (NFU) staunchly opposed the Act because … Read More

House Disaster Aid Package Offers First Steps to Fixes for Cotton and Dairy

December 19, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Appropriations Committee last night unveiled an $81 billion disaster aid package that includes important provisions for cotton growers and limited support for dairy producers. Farmers in both industries are in need of appropriations fixes prior to the start of … Read More

NFU Urges Congress to Vote Against “Severely Flawed” Tax Reform Conference Bill

December 19, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Congress readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because of its regressive structure and devastating implications for the nation’s financial standing, … Read More

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

December 15, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org 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) … Read More

Senate Passes Tax Cuts for the Wealthy on Backs of Family Farmers and Future Generations, NFU Says

December 2, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today voted 51-49 to approve its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. National Farmers Union (NFU) staunchly opposed the legislation because it would increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion, jeopardize funding for farm safety net programming, … Read More

RFS Volume Obligations a “Missed Opportunity,” NFU Says

November 30, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced final 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The agency will maintain the corn ethanol requirement at its current levels, and increase cellulosic and advanced biofuel requirements slightly from their … Read More

Survey Shows Massive Opioid Impact in Farm Country; Farm Groups Call for Dialogue, Action

November 30, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2017 CONTACT National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org American Farm Bureau Federation: Will Rodger, 202-406-3642, willr@fb.org WASHINGTON – The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows. While just under half of rural Americans say they … Read More

Current Tax Reform Plan Disadvantages Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says — Organization Urges “NO” Vote, Will Score the Vote

November 29, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Senate readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because it benefits the nation’s largest corporations and wealthiest citizens at the expense … Read More