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

November 22, 2021Press Releases

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

NFU Supports New Cattle Markets Legislation

November 18, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected] 202-557-5328 Washington – Yesterday, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act was officially introduced, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) Companion legislation was also announced in the U.S. House of Representatives, co-sponsored by Reps. Cindy … Read More

National Farmers Union Commends the Signing of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 15, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected] 202-557-5328 Washington – This afternoon, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. NFU President Rob Larew was in attendance at the White House signing ceremony and issued the following statement. “Today is a great day for American agriculture. The Infrastructure Investment … Read More

National Farmers Union Announces 2022 Women’s Conference

November 10, 2021Press Releases

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

Farmers Union Hails House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

November 6, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected] 202-557-5328 Washington – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which is a key part of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. This historic $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill finally addresses the critical infrastructure needs of family … Read More

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew Speaks on Panel at COP26

November 5, 2021Press Releases

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

NFU Supports Build Back Better Framework, Urges Passage

October 28, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 [email protected] Washington—Today, the Build Back Better Framework for the budget reconciliation bill was released, including landmark investments to help family farmers and ranchers, rural communities, and the entire economy. National Farmers Union (NFU) supports this framework and urges Congress to finalize and pass the … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing the Montana Farmers Union & Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center

October 28, 2021Food Safety

By: Billy Mitchell & Tricia Wancko Montana Farmers Union took root in their state as homesteaders—a classic way to say local food producers—who discovered the necessity of working collaboratively to create a regional and sustainable food system. With a similar purpose, the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center (MMFEC) works to grow Montana’s local food economy … Read More

Oklahoma Farmers Union President Testifies Before the House Agriculture Committee

October 7, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 [email protected] Washington – Representing National Farmers Union in a hearing today before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the “State of the Livestock Industry,” Scott Blubaugh detailed the negative impact consolidation has on family farmers and consumers. “Promoting competition has been and continues to … Read More

Continuing Resolution Provides Much Needed Disaster Assistance, Averts Government Shutdown

September 30, 2021Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 [email protected] Washington – Earlier today, the Senate and House took final action on the Continuing Resolution to fund federal agencies through December 3. The bill, currently awaiting President Biden’s signature, provides $10 billion in much needed disaster relief for losses incurred by farmers and … Read More

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

September 30, 2021Press Releases

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

September 29, 2021Press Releases

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

National Farmers Union Pleased Lawsuit Against the “Big 4” Packers Moving Forward

September 29, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected] 202-557-5328 Washington – This month, a federal judge in Minnesota ordered a class-action lawsuit against JBS, Tyson, National Beef, and Cargill to proceed. In the case, National Farmers Union is among the plaintiffs alleging that America’s four largest beef packers conspired to suppress the price … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Keep Growing Detroit

September 28, 2021Food Safety

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

September 22, 2021Press Releases

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

September 14, 2021Food Safety

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

National Farmers Union Reiterates Opposition to Elimination of Stepped-up Basis

September 10, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – In a letter sent today to House and Senate leadership, NFU commended Congress for its work to secure historic investments through the budget reconciliation process. The letter highlighted the importance of these investments for strengthening the American economy. However, it also reiterated NFU’s … Read More

USDA Announces New Grants to Provide COVID-19 Workforce Assistance

September 9, 2021Press Releases

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