Over 200 Farm, Food and Rural Groups Support Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Bills

May 22, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 22, 2019 Washington, D.C. — Today, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organizations delivered a letter to Congressendorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI).  The Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review … Read More

Farmers Union Encouraged by First Step to Address Climate Crisis

May 21, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-559-9890hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today held a hearing dedicated to the issue of climate change and the agricultural sector. In written testimony, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson thanked the committee for addressing the deleterious effects of climate change … Read More

NFU Urges Congress to Halt Relocation, Reorganization of Research Agencies

May 16, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 16, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-559-9890hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Despite concerns about how it would affect the  quality, quantity, and objectivity of agricultural research, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rushing forward with plans to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS), two major … Read More

Trade Assistance Must Help All Affected Farmers, NFU Says

May 15, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 15, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Following the recent escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States that will likely exacerbate the erosion of agricultural export markets and further depress commodity prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to announce a trade assistance package to support … Read More

Chronic Oversupply, Depressed Prices Plague Dairy Industry

April 30, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 30, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In response to sustained depressed milk prices, chronic oversupply, farm-level consolidation, and a wave of farm closures, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture today held a hearing on the state of the dairy economy. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson … Read More

NFU Supports E15 Waiver, Pathway for Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

April 29, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2019 Contact: Alexis Dunnum, 202.554.1600 adunnum@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In the midst of significant financial stress in the U.S. farm economy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must deliver on the promises of President Trump and the intent of Congress to expand the use of biofuels and, therefore, demand for U.S. … Read More

Farmer’s Share of the Food Dollar Falls to All-Time Low

April 25, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – For every dollar American consumers spend on food, U.S. farmers and ranchers earn just 14.6 cents, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). This value marks a 17 percent decline since 2011 … Read More

NFU Urges Implementation of E15 Waiver, Common-Sense Provisions for Higher Level Blends

April 18, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 18, 2019 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works towards allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline, National Farmers Union (NFU) is concerned EPA’s proposed rule will make it harder for retailers to sell higher level blends of ethanol. In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew … Read More

New Ag Census Provides Better Picture of Family Farm Agriculture, NFU Says

April 12, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 11, 2019 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the most complete set of data for American agriculture available. The Census, taken every five years, provides an abundance of information about land use, farm ownership and decision-making, demographics, … Read More