NFU Board Calls on Congress to Pass 2014 Farm Bill this Week

January 28, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2014) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson, under direction from the NFU Board of Directors, sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner calling for the 2014 Farm Bill to be called … Read More

NFU Responds to State of the Union Address

January 28, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: “NFU is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy future. Passage of the farm bill conference report, with an … Read More

NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

January 27, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon initial review of the language released by the committee, NFU is pleased with … Read More

NFU Reiterates Farm Bill Priorities, Urges No Changes to COOL

January 22, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter today 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 … Read More

NFU Cautiously Optimistic Following Omnibus Spending Bill Passage

January 17, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 17, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson expressed cautious optimism after the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives’ passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government running through September. “It isn’t all too often that Congress passes … Read More

NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills, Guidance to Participants

January 14, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2014) – National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2014 Women’s Conference will conclude today in Clearwater Beach, Fla. This conference for farm and rural women is based on the well-respected Annie’s Project education program. The event was held Jan. 11-14, 2014, and provided participants … Read More

NFU Opposed to Proposed Fast-Track Trade Authority

January 13, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson voiced opposition today to a bill, introduced last week by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., that would allow trade agreements to move through Congress with limited debate and without amendments. “We … Read More

COOL Arguments Heard in Court

January 9, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-554-1600 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit hearing arguments in the ongoing Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) lawsuit in which NFU is an intervener: “Today’s argument presents to the … Read More

Family Farms: Our Promise for a Sustainable Future

December 3, 2013Press Releases

PENNSYLVANIA FARMERS UNION NEWS RELEASE Contact name: Hannah Smith-Brubaker Phone number: 717-576-0794 E-mail address: pafarmersunion@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2013 Farmers Union Convention Keynoter and Renowned Agricultural Economist, John Ikerd, Releases Paper  Family Farms: Our Promise for a Sustainable Future   HARRISBURG, PA. [December 3, 2013] John Ikerd, renowned agricultural economist, today released his paper … Read More