Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Keep Growing Detroit

September 28, 2021Food Safety

By: Billy Mitchell & Tricia Wancko The Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC) continues to grow! Earlier this year, Michigan Farmers Union (MIFU) partnered with Keep Growing Detroit (KGD), an organization that supports greater food sovereignty, provides education to urban farmers and gardeners, and cultivates community connections in the Detroit area. Their vision is of a … 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

National Farmers Union Calls on USDA to Support Competition in Meat and Poultry Processing

September 2, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to a request for information on “Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure.” In the wake of the July 9, 2021 Executive Order … Read More

Farmers Must be Heard during WOTUS Rule Re-Write, NFU Tells EPA and Army Corps

August 31, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] Today, National Farmers Union Vice President Patty Edelburg provided remarks during a public stakeholder meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the agencies’ intention to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the … Read More

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

August 26, 2021Press Releases

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

EPA Urged to Increase Usage of Biofuels, NFU Testimony States

August 25, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – Today, Rob Larew, President of National Farmers Union, testified before the EPA in a hearing for the agency’s planned revision of the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. As automakers refine vehicle technology, the opportunity exists to reduce GHG emissions in internal combustion … Read More

INVEST in America Act Passes the Senate

August 10, 2021Press Releases

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

August 9, 2021Press Releases

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

Omission of High Octane Fuels from Fuel Emissions Standards is a Missed Opportunity, Per Farmers Union

August 6, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – In its proposed its greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light duty trucks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) neglected to create a pathway to high octane, low carbon fuel, as National Farmers Union (NFU) and more two dozen other farm, … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: A Food Safety Community Grows in the Northeast

August 4, 2021Blog, Food Safety

By Billy Mitchell, NFU Food Safety Training Coordinator Lowering produce safety risks. Growing great food. Building community. Growers and service providers have a long list of top priorities. The voluntary Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) program of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association—with operation coordinated by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension—aims to help growers adopt … Read More

Farmers Are Worse Off Due to Unchecked Corporate Power, NFU’s Larew Tells Senate Judiciary Committee

July 28, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – Family farmers and ranchers have suffered fewer choices, less innovation, lower prices, and poorer treatment due to “domination and market manipulation of multinational meat companies,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President today told the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In verbal testimony presented … Read More