NFU Statement on Committee Passage of House Ag Appropriations Bill

May 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ passage of agriculture appropriations legislation: “Unfortunately, the House Appropriations Committee has chosen to rehash old farm bill fights by defeating two amendments aimed … Read More

EWG Ethanol Study Seriously Flawed

May 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) recent publication, “Ethanol’s Broken Promise: Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: “EWG’s finding that corn ethanol creates more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than … Read More

NFU President Recaps USDA Trade Mission to China

May 20, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 20, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on his recent participation in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mission to promote U.S.-produced biofuels and other agricultural products in northeast China: “I appreciate U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s … Read More

NFU Statement on House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations

May 20, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 20, 2014) – Today both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees marked up legislation for the 2015 fiscal year. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson previously submitted testimony to both the House and Senate subcommittees outlining a number of … Read More

NFU President Joins USDA Trade Mission to China

May 7, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 7, 2014) — Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson joins Michael Scuse, under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a number of other renewable energy and agriculture leaders from across the country on a mission … Read More

Johnson Discusses COOL, Competition and RFS at House Livestock Hearing

April 30, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (April 30, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson testified before a U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit hearing to review the state of the livestock industry. “Farmers and ranchers are proud of what they produce and studies have … Read More

NFU: Maintain the Ban on Brazilian Beef to Protect U.S. Ranchers and Consumers

April 22, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (April 22, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on its proposal to allow the importation of beef from several states in Brazil with a recent history … Read More

STB Decision a Step in the Right Direction

April 17, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (April 17, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) today praised an April 15 decision by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) that ordered BNSF Railway (BNSF) and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) to direct all necessary railcars and locomotive power to move fertilizer into position to … Read More