National Farmers Union Vice President Jeff Kippley Testifies at House Agriculture Committee Hearing on EPA’s Impact on American Agriculture

July 10, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON – NFU Vice President Jeff Kippley represented family farmers and ranchers today at a House Agriculture Committee hearing. “Examining the Consequences of EPA’s Actions on American Agriculture” provided a platform for discussing various concerns related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations and their impact on the agricultural sector.  In his testimony, Kippley emphasized … Read More

NFU Hosts 86th All-States Leadership Retreat, Announces 2024-25 National Youth Advisory Council 

July 9, 2024Press Releases

Erskine, Minnesota – Farmers Union youth from across the nation recently gathered for the 86th National Farmers Union (NFU) All-States Leadership Retreat, held at the Lake Sarah Campground, managed by the Minnesota Farmers Union in Polk County, Minnesota.  The retreat provided an immersive experience for participants, aged 18 to 22, who engaged in a variety … Read More

National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) Announces 2024 Annual Scholarship Awards Recipients 

July 3, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON – To support the next generation of agricultural professionals, the National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) proudly announces the 2024 recipients of its annual scholarship awards.  Each year, NFUF awards scholarships to students in various fields of study who are attending accredited two- or four-year colleges, universities or technical schools. These students have demonstrated academic excellence … Read More

NFU Commends Continued Packers and Stockyards Act Progress

June 25, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced additional updates to the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act) rules at an event with Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Jonathan Kanter. The “Fair and Competitive Livestock and Poultry Markets” proposed rule is meant to strengthen P&S Act enforcement by creating a framework to assess “unfair practices” claims … Read More

National Farmers Union Applauds DOJ Expansion to Focus on Agriculture Issues

June 24, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced a significant expansion of its efforts to address agricultural issues, with a plan to increase staffing dedicated to civil and criminal enforcement in the sector. Michael Kades, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Antitrust Division, made this announcement on Friday at R-CALF USA’s 2024 … Read More

NFU Welcomes USDA’s Launch of the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program

June 20, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON- National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program (FLSP) awards. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $50 million will be distributed to 141 awardees across 40 states and Puerto Rico.   Goals of the voluntary program include increasing access to … Read More

RFA, NFU File Petition for Review of EPA’s Tailpipe Rule for Light and Medium Duty Vehicles

June 18, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON- The Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union filed a petition for review Monday in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently finalized tailpipe rule for light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards. RFA and NFU filed the suit because EPA clearly lacked the authority to adopt the regulation, … Read More

NFU Statement on Ranking Member Boozman’s Farm Bill Framework

June 11, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) today released a framework for the 2024 Farm Bill. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement: “I appreciate Senator Boozman’s work on advancing the farm bill and look forward to continuing the process. Farm bills do best when they are the … Read More

Farmers Union Member Testifies at Senate Hearing on Beginning Farmers

June 4, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Farmers Union member Tessa Parks, a beginning farmer from Northfield, Minnesota, testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade. The hearing focused on “Pathways to Farming: Helping the Next Generation of Farmers,” and Parks delivered a message on behalf of National Farmers Union’s (NFU) more than 230,000 members … Read More

NFU Statement on Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024

May 17, 2024Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 17, 2024   [email protected]      WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement on the Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024, released today by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA).    “Family farmers and ranchers need a strong farm safety net and opportunities for … Read More

NFU Statement on Treasury Guidance for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

May 1, 2024Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 1, 2024    Contact: [email protected] WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department yesterday released long-awaited guidance updating the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technologies (GREET) model for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) credits under Section 40B of the Inflation Reduction Act.  NFU President Rob Larew issued the following statement in response … Read More

NFU Statement on EPA E15 Announcement

April 19, 2024Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 19, 2024  Contact: [email protected]    WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement on E15 summer blending:  “Heading into another summer travel season, today’s announcement from EPA helps consumers by reducing their costs and increasing their … Read More

NFU Statement on EPA Tailpipe Emissions Standards

March 20, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Following the 2027-2032 tailpipe emissions standards released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued a statement addressing the need for immediate reductions to greenhouse gases and the role that ethanol can play in those reductions: “We share EPA’s mission to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but today’s finalized tailpipe emissions … Read More

NFU Closes 2024 Convention, Outlines Policy Priorities and Special Orders of Business

March 12, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – National Farmers Union (NFU) closed its 2024 Convention by adopting the organization’s grassroots policy book, laying the foundation for advocating on behalf of family farmers and ranchers across the country. Convention delegates also adopted six special orders of business focused on issues of particular importance in the coming year. “With a projected decline … Read More

Rob Larew and Jeff Kippley Re-Elected as NFU President and Vice President

March 11, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Delegates to National Farmers Union’s 122nd Anniversary Convention today cast a unanimous ballot to reelect Rob Larew and Jeff Kippley as the organization’s President and Vice President, respectively. Each will serve another two-year term. “It’s an honor to have the trust and confidence of Farmers Union members across the country and a … Read More

NFU Presents Bill Zortman of KELO-AM with Milt Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Journalism

March 11, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 122nd Anniversary Convention, the organization awarded Bill Zortman of radio station KELO-AM, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the 2024 Milt Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Journalism. Zortman is the host of It’s Your Business, covering business issues for the Sioux Falls community with a strong focus on … Read More

NFU Awards Highest Honor to Leaders from Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin at 122nd Anniversary Convention

March 10, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At the opening banquet of the 122nd Anniversary Convention, National Farmers Union (NFU) presented Rodney Allebach of Minnesota, Linda Jones Borton of Ohio and Dennis Rosen of Wisconsin with Awards for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and to American Agriculture, the highest honor presented by Farmers Union. “The 2024 class of Meritorious … Read More

NFU Kicks Off 122nd Anniversary Convention Highlighting Importance of Democratic Institutions and Grassroots Advocacy

March 10, 2024Press Releases

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – National Farmers Union (NFU) today kicked off its 122nd Anniversary Convention, where programming will focus on the importance of strong democratic institutions, both within Farmers Union and across the country. “In an era where public trust in institutions is waning, it’s crucial for Farmers Union to reinforce our governance principles and the … Read More

NFU Welcomes Further Packers and Stockyards Act Rulemakings from USDA

March 5, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its second final rule in a series of updates to revitalize the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act). Today’s rule establishes clearer standards for prohibited practices under the P&S Act, including discrimination, retaliation and deception in contracting. “Family farmers and ranchers deserve the right … Read More