|Energy & Natural Resources|
Family farmers and ranchers have historically been our best soil and water conservationists when given the economic incentives and flexibility to do so.
National Farmers Union supports conservation programs that are good for the environment, reward stewardship of land and water resources, discourage speculative development of fragile land resources, strengthen family farming, and enhance rural communities. Government conservation programs should be funded at levels that will ensure continued protection of our nation’s soil and water resources.
Today’s energy resources are becoming more diverse by the day and farmers and ranchers have become an even greater contributor to America’s energy supply.
NFU promotes the increased use of ethanol, biodiesel, animal fats, oilseeds, switch grass, methane and other agriculturally derived products as alternative sources of fuel energy products to aid rural America in building an energy-independent nation. For decades, NFU has been the leader in finding and creating opportunities for renewable energy from the countryside and we continue to push for strengthening current technologies and industries, while helping usher in the next set of innovations. Rural America has the unprecedented ability to provide for the energy needs of the entire country, but we must have a Congress that is friendly to the needs of fully harnessing that ability and seeking to promote fuels from the farm and energy independence
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2014 NFU Convention
"Spicing Up Family Agriculture"
March 8-11, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.
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