FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2022
Contact: Lyndsey Medsker
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Urges Members to support bill that will provide fairness for farmers and lower prices for consumers
WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to Congress today, National Farmers Union (NFU) expressed support for the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act and urged Members to support this critical legislation that will provide fairness to farmers, lower prices for consumers, and fight back against decades of consolidation in agriculture. A link to the letter can be found here.
“The Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act includes a host of Farmers Union priorities that will provide fairness for farmers,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “Farmers Union members are in strong support of bolstering USDA’s ability to investigate consolidation in the livestock industry that has been squeezing profits away from farmers and ranchers. NFU is also supportive of the provisions to expand processing capacity that will give our members more opportunities to get their products to their communities.
“The year-round E15 provisions will also have the benefit of lower fuel prices at the pump and more market access for farmers. NFU has long supported biofuels and we’re glad to see this included as a priority for lowering fuel costs.”
Through its Fairness for Farmers campaign, NFU has been working to bring many of the issues discussed today into the national spotlight, including pushing back against corporate monopolies, broadening market opportunities, expanding processing capabilities, and addressing supply chain vulnerabilities.
National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of more than 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.