NFU Urges Trump Administration to Oppose Dow-DuPont Merger

March 29, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2017  Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Following European Union approval of the proposed merger between Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the Trump Administration to block the deal. The merger, if approved by the U.S. Justice Department, would create the largest … Read More

Trump Executive Order Reverses American Climate Change Progress, Leadership

March 28, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In a sweeping and regressive executive order on energy, President Donald Trump today reversed years of progress in the U.S.-led fight against climate change. The order dismantles critical Obama-era policies that prepare the United States to mitigate and adapt to the effects … Read More

NFU Applauds Withdrawal of AHCA

March 24, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Unable to gain adequate support for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Congressional leadership withdrew the bill today. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response: “Today’s decision to pull the American Health Care Act highlights a … Read More

NFU Urges Swift Confirmation of Perdue as Ag Secretary

March 23, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue appeared before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee today for the confirmation hearing on his nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Urging a speedy confirmation vote of Mr. Perdue, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued … Read More

NFU Public Comments Strongly Endorse Fair Practice Rules

March 23, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – On behalf of nearly 200,000 family farm and ranch members, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday, advocating for the agency to finalize the Farmer Fair Practices Rules. The rules would … Read More

NFU Urges Administration to Keep COOL as a Priority for Trade Agenda

March 22, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration this week released a list of 24 trade practices, including Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), that trade negotiators should prioritize in future negotiations. National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the administration to keep COOL on the list, and to ensure a … Read More

NFU Urges Congress to Vote Against AHCA

March 21, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Citing the need for family farmers and ranchers to have affordable access to quality health coverage, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Congress to vote against the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill is scheduled to be voted on by the … Read More

Farmer Fair Practices Rules Needed to Address Lack of Competition in Livestock and Poultry Sectors, NFU Testimony States

March 21, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Highlighting the iniquities of today’s extremely consolidated livestock and poultry sectors, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony today to the U.S House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. The testimony advocates for the adoption of the Farmer … Read More

NFU Salutes Family Farmers, Ranchers on National Ag Day, Highlights Need to Ensure Success of Next Generation

March 21, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Highlighting the important roles family farmers and ranchers play in ensuring food security, National Farmers Union (NFU) joined the agriculture community today in celebrating National Ag Day. “Family farmers and ranchers play a critical role in providing food, fuel, feed and fiber … Read More

President’s Budget Shuns Rural America with Deep Cuts to Agriculture, Programs Serving Rural America

March 16, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump issued his fiscal year 2018 federal budget blueprint today, calling for a drastic reduction in spending on agriculture and rural related agencies and programs. Lamenting further cuts being proposed for agriculture, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued … Read More

NFU Lauds Bill to Add USDA to Foreign Investment Committee

March 14, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today introduced a bill to add the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The … Read More

NFU Concludes 115th Anniversary Convention with Adoption of Policy, Special Orders of Business

March 8, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org SAN DIEGO – The National Farmers Union (NFU) 115th Anniversary Convention concluded today following the adoption of the organization’s policy book and special orders of business.  Nearly 500 family farmers and ranchers convened in San Diego both to engage in thoughtful policy deliberations, as well as … Read More

NFU Recognizes Members, Local Organizations and State Chapters for Excellence in Membership and Leadership

March 7, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org SAN DIEGO – National Farmers Union (NFU) today recognized the efforts of members, county and local organizations, and state divisions for their excellence in membership recruitment and outreach at the 115th Anniversary Convention. “A strong grassroots network is the backbone of a farmer-led organization,” … Read More

Three Individuals Awarded NFU’s Highest Honor

March 6, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org SAN DIEGO – The strength, diversity and success of modern family farm agriculture is the result of hardworking men and women across the industry, and three individuals have gone above and beyond to ensure that success and the well-being of family farmers, ranchers and … Read More

NFU Honors Mike Dain for Excellence in Agriculture Communications

March 6, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org SAN DIEGO – With the majority of the American population becoming further removed from the farm, agriculture communicators play a vital role in telling the story of American family farmers and rural residents. Each year, National Farmers Union (NFU) recognizes one of those communicators … Read More

NFU Commences 115th Anniversary Convention

March 6, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org SAN DIEGO – National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 115th Anniversary Convention this morning in San Diego, California. More than 450 Farmers Union members from across the country are gathered for the annual event, which runs through March 8. “As a farmer-driven organization, … Read More

NFU Women’s Conference Provides Management, Leadership Skills

March 4, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org SAN DIEGO – Building on a strong history of providing women in agriculture with important leadership and risk management skills, National Farmers Union (NFU) kicked off its annual Women’s Conference today in San Diego, California. This year’s conference, with a theme of “Shaping the Future,” … Read More

Trump Must Consider Policy Impacts to Rural and Farming Communities, NFU Says

February 28, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress tonight, offering a blueprint of his vision for the future of the country. NFU President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response: “President Trump’s agenda must begin to consider and prioritize the … Read More

NFU Urges Trump Administration to Avoid Changes that Undermine RFS

February 28, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (February 28, 2017) – Amidst reports of a pending executive order to change the point of obligation for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Trump Administration to avoid changes to the RFS that would undermine the success … Read More

Trump Administration Building Positive Record on Renewable Fuels, NFU Says

February 23, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (February 23, 2017) – Stressing the need for certainty around the administration’s support for the renewable fuels industry, National Farmers Union (NFU) recognizes the Trump Administration’s growing positive record in support of renewable fuels as a means to spur economic growth, provide good-paying … Read More

NFU Continues Excellence in Cooperative Education at College Conference on Cooperatives

February 16, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org MINNEAPOLIS (February 16, 2017) – Drawing on nearly 115 years of leadership in cooperative leadership and education, National Farmers Union (NFU) will host 100 students from 20 colleges and universities here this weekend for its annual College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC). The three-day conference … Read More

As U.S. Trade Deficit Grows, NFU Calls for Renewed Trade Agenda

February 7, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (February 7, 2017) – The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that the U.S. trade deficit grew to $502 billion in 2016, marking its highest level in four years. Pointing to the need to reset the nation’s trade agenda and address the massive trade … Read More

Family Farmers, Ranchers Unhappy with Unnecessary Delay to Farmer Fair Practices Rules, NFU Says

February 6, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (February 6, 2017) – Further delaying a much-anticipated and necessary set of protections for family farmers and ranchers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today pushed back the effective date and comment periods for the three Farmer Fair Practices Rules. National Farmers Union … Read More

NFU Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership

January 23, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3102 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (January 23, 2017) – A staunch opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, National Farmers Union (NFU) applauded the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the deeply flawed TPP trade agreement. NFU President Roger Johnson released the following statement in … Read More

NFU Statement on Sonny Perdue’s Nomination to Agriculture Secretary

January 18, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (January 18, 2017) – President-elect Donald Trump today selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the U.S. Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson released the following statement in response to today’s announcement: “Given the … Read More