MINNEAPOLIS – Today, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board issued the following statement in support of landowner rights, expressing the need for community input throughout the process of infrastructure and development projects:
The rights of landowners and their communities to make decisions for themselves are a core principle for our organization. Local control is a core concept that keeps family farms and rural communities vibrant. NFU strongly supports the rights of landowners and opposes the use of eminent domain as a means of transferring control of land from one private interest to another.
We stand by the rights of landowners and local communities to make decisions for themselves. Family farmers and their communities should not be taken for granted.