While Consumers Will Pay Record High Prices for Their Thanksgiving Meal This Year, Farmers Earn Only 14.3 Cents of Every Thanksgiving Food Dollar

While Consumers Will Pay Record High Prices for Their Thanksgiving Meal This Year, Farmers Earn Only 14.3 Cents of Every Thanksgiving Food Dollar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected] 202-557-5328 Washington – For every dollar Americans spend on Thanksgiving meals this year, farmers and ranchers will earn approximately 14.3 cents, according to National Farmers Union (NFU). “Ordinarily, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with our loved ones and enjoy a big meal,” said NFU … Read More

College Conference on Cooperatives

College Conference on Cooperatives Each February, Farmers Union hosts the College Conference on Cooperatives to educate, motivate, and inspire the next generation of leaders. Over the course of this three-day conference, participants will hear from experts in the field, participate in interactive learning activities and workshops, and tour co-ops right here in the Twin Cities. … Read More

National Farmers Union Announces 2022 Women’s Conference

National Farmers Union Announces 2022 Women’s Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2021 Contact: Emma Lindberg [email protected] Washington—National Farmers Union has announced the 2022 Women’s Conference to connect women in agriculture and provide education on applicable business skills and innovative marketing tactics. “Farming is never a one-woman job,” said Emma Lindberg, Education Director, National Farmers Union, “It takes a village to run … Read More

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew Speaks on Panel at COP26

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew Speaks on Panel at COP26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 [email protected] GLASGOW, SCOTLAND—Today, NFU President Rob Larew joined a panel discussion at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to discuss the future of climate-smart agriculture. The panel, moderated by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, included farm and ranch, environmental, and private industry representation. During … Read More

Cooperative Advocacy & Education

Cooperative Advocacy & Education

Cooperative Advocacy & Education The essence of the co-op movement – people working together for our mutual benefit—is the spirit that motivates Farmers Union activity. What is a co-op? The International Cooperative Alliance defines a cooperative, or co-op, as “an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs … Read More

FACA Encouraged by USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative

FACA Encouraged by USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2021 Contact: Mike Tomko, (410) 446-8829, [email protected] Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277, [email protected] Justin Darisse, (240) 426-5912, [email protected] Lyndsey Medsker, (202) 557-5328, [email protected] Washington – The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement today inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices. The alliance is … Read More

National Farmers Union Files Comments Urging EPA to Include Minimum Octane Standard in GHG Rule

National Farmers Union Files Comments Urging EPA to Include Minimum Octane Standard in GHG Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected] 202-557-5328 Washington – In comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Farmers Union strongly encourages the Agency to make appropriate regulatory changes to support increased use of mid-level ethanol blends, including high octane, low carbon fuels. In the comments filed … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Keep Growing Detroit

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Keep Growing Detroit

By: Billy Mitchell & Tricia Wancko When thinking of Detroit, most people have images of an industrial area focused on auto production alongside a soundtrack of Motown songs and KISS running through their heads. A lesser-known—but just as vibrant and important part of Detroit’s history—is its connection to agriculture. Since 1841, Detroit has hosted one … Read More

NFU Announces Campaign to Fight Monopolies in Agriculture

NFU Announces Campaign to Fight Monopolies in Agriculture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected] 202-557-5328 Washington – Today, National Farmers Union, a national organization advocating on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities, launched Fairness for Farmers. This campaign seeks to rally Americans to urge their Congressional leaders and the Biden administration to take concrete steps … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Missouri Farmers Union

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Missouri Farmers Union

By Billy Mitchell & Tricia Wancko Missouri Farmers Union (MOFU) works to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of agricultural producers—whether they are long-established or new to their agricultural journey—and provides a home for those producers who are committed to conserving their state’s natural bounty. As part of that work, MOFU … Read More

USDA Announces New Grants to Provide COVID-19 Workforce Assistance

USDA Announces New Grants to Provide COVID-19 Workforce Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 9, 2021 Contact: David [email protected] WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced two new grant programs intended to provide financial assistance for farmers and ranchers as they adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace. The grant programs, Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant and Seafood Pandemic Response Safety (SPRS) Block … Read More

Fairness for Farmers

About the Campaign Fairness for Farmers is a nationwide campaign run by National Farmers Union. We are fighting for stronger enforcement of antitrust laws and breaking up the corporate monopolies that use their size to unfairly take advantage of farmers and ranchers while forcing consumers to pay higher prices at the grocery store. Why Now? … Read More

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Next Generation Fuel Act, which increases gasoline octane to a minimum standard through low-carbon, renewable fuels. Farmers and consumers stand to gain from the economic and environmental benefits brought about by this legislation. National Farmers Union has … Read More

Beginning_Farmer_Institute

“BFI is an incredible opportunity for any farmer who is considering starting or has recently started a farming business. The program embodies all different aspects and scales of agriculture, and it is such an amazing way to learn about how important farmers from all walks of life and regions are to our communities.” –Olivia Soller, … Read More

INVEST in America Act Passes the Senate

INVEST in America Act Passes the Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – In a 69-30 vote, the U.S. Senate today passed the INVEST in America Act, which would allocate $1.2 trillion towards updating national infrastructure. The package would benefit family farmers and rural communities by improving roads and bridges, expanding broadband access, protecting watersheds, and … Read More

Biofuel and Ag Leaders Call for Accountable Life Cycle Analysis for SAF Tax Credits

Biofuel and Ag Leaders Call for Accountable Life Cycle Analysis for SAF Tax Credits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – On Friday, Growth Energy, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, and the Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and … Read More