NFU Statement on House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations

May 20, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (May 20, 2014) – Today both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees marked up legislation for the 2015 fiscal year. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson previously submitted testimony to both the House and Senate subcommittees outlining a number of … Read More

NFU President Joins USDA Trade Mission to China

May 7, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (May 7, 2014) — Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson joins Michael Scuse, under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a number of other renewable energy and agriculture leaders from across the country on a mission … Read More

NFU President Joins USDA Trade Mission to China

May 7, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (May 7, 2014) — Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson joins Michael Scuse, under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a number of other renewable energy and agriculture leaders from across the country on a mission … Read More

Johnson Discusses COOL, Competition and RFS at House Livestock Hearing

April 30, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 30, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson testified before a U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit hearing to review the state of the livestock industry. “Farmers and ranchers are proud of what they produce and studies have … Read More

NFU: Maintain the Ban on Brazilian Beef to Protect U.S. Ranchers and Consumers

April 22, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 22, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on its proposal to allow the importation of beef from several states in Brazil with a recent history … Read More

STB Decision a Step in the Right Direction

April 17, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 17, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) today praised an April 15 decision by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) that ordered BNSF Railway (BNSF) and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) to direct all necessary railcars and locomotive power to move fertilizer into position to … Read More

STB Decision a Step in the Right Direction

April 17, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 17, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) today praised an April 15 decision by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) that ordered BNSF Railway (BNSF) and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) to direct all necessary railcars and locomotive power to move fertilizer into position to … Read More

CFTC Reauthorization Bill Passes House Ag Committee

April 9, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 9, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on today’s U.S. House Committee on Agriculture markup of H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act: “Well-functioning, competitive and transparent markets are critical to family farmers, who use commodity derivatives … Read More

CFTC Reauthorization Bill Passes House Ag Committee

April 9, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky bjablons[email protected] WASHINGTON (April 9, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on today’s U.S. House Committee on Agriculture markup of H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act: “Well-functioning, competitive and transparent markets are critical to family farmers, who use commodity derivatives … Read More

NFU: Stable Biofuels Policy is Key to Next Generation

April 8, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 8, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson commended the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for its hearing on advanced biofuels. “I appreciate the committee’s focus on forward-looking energy policies that increase net farm income while reducing our nation’s … Read More

NFU: Stable Biofuels Policy is Key to Next Generation

April 8, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 8, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson commended the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for its hearing on advanced biofuels. “I appreciate the committee’s focus on forward-looking energy policies that increase net farm income while reducing our nation’s … Read More

NFU Names Senate Ag Appropriations Priorities

April 7, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) – Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding for agricultural programs. Johnson’s testimony reiterated NFU’s top appropriations priorities, as previously submitted to the … Read More

NFU Expresses Tax Extenders Priorities

April 3, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 3, 2014) – Yesterday National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Finance leaders expressing priorities for the renewal of expiring tax provisions in advance of the committee’s markup of the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) … Read More

NFU Statement on Ryan Budget

April 1, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 1, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to U.S. House Committee on the Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s updated budget plan, which would cut overall federal spending by $5.1 trillion over the next ten years: “Chairman Ryan’s … Read More

NFU Statement on Ryan Budget

April 1, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 1, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to U.S. House Committee on the Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s updated budget plan, which would cut overall federal spending by $5.1 trillion over the next ten years: “Chairman Ryan’s … Read More

Celebrate Family Farming on National Ag Day

March 25, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 25, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) is celebrating National Ag Day by highlighting the importance of family farming to food security both in the United States and around the world. The United Nations (U.N.) has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. “Family … Read More

NFU Submits Testimony to House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee

March 24, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014) – Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding for agricultural programs. In his testimony, Johnson listed five main requests. NFU opposes … Read More

NFU Submits Testimony to House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee

March 24, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014) – Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding for agricultural programs. In his testimony, Johnson listed five main requests. NFU opposes … Read More

NFU Statement on Improvements to FSA Farm Loan Programs

March 24, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) Senior Vice President of Programs Chandler Goule issued the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s recent announcement of improvements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Programs: “Throughout the … Read More

NFU Board of Directors Elects Executive Committee

March 18, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 18, 2014) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors has elected members of its 2014 Executive Committee, comprised of the following: Officers: Secretary: Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union president Treasurer: John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union president Other members of the Executive Committee: Jim … Read More

NFU Announces Staff Changes

March 18, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 18, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today announced a number of NFU staff changes: Melisa Augusto, previously Director of Communications, will now serve as Director of Membership and Marketing. Chandler Goule, previously Vice President of Government Relations, will now serve as … Read More

NFU Board of Directors Elects Executive Committee

March 18, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 18, 2014) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors has elected members of its 2014 Executive Committee, comprised of the following: Officers: Secretary: Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union president Treasurer: John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union president Other members of the Executive Committee: Jim … Read More

NFU Announces Staff Changes

March 18, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 18, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today announced a number of NFU staff changes: Melisa Augusto, previously Director of Communications, will now serve as Director of Membership and Marketing. Chandler Goule, previously Vice President of Government Relations, will now serve as … Read More

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Delivers NFU Convention Keynote Address

March 10, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 701-690-0000 [email protected] SANTA FE, N.M. (March 10, 2014) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed attendees of the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 112th anniversary convention this morning, highlighting the important contributions family farmers and ranchers make to our country’s food, energy, economic, environmental and national security. His keynote … Read More