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

NFU Hosts Rocky Mountain Ag Commissioners on Panel

March 10, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 701-690-0000 [email protected] SANTA FE, N.M. (March 10, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson moderated a panel today at NFU’s 112th Anniversary Convention on agriculture issues in the Rocky Mountain states. The panelists included Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar, New Mexico Director/Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte, and … Read More

NFU Bestows Highest Honor at Convention

March 10, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 701-690-0000 [email protected] SANTA FE, N.M. (March 10, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) honored Stan Brown, Don Davis and Dallas Tonsager with the award for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and American Agriculture during its 112th Anniversary Convention this week. “The three gentlemen honored this year exhibit sincere dedication … 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

NFU Hosts Rocky Mountain Ag Commissioners on Panel

March 10, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 701-690-0000 [email protected] SANTA FE, N.M. (March 10, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson moderated a panel today at NFU’s 112th Anniversary Convention on agriculture issues in the Rocky Mountain states. The panelists included Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar, New Mexico Director/Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte, and … Read More

NFU Bestows Highest Honor at Convention

March 10, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 701-690-0000 [email protected] SANTA FE, N.M. (March 10, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) honored Stan Brown, Don Davis and Dallas Tonsager with the award for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and American Agriculture during its 112th Anniversary Convention this week. “The three gentlemen honored this year exhibit sincere dedication … Read More

NFU Statement on President’s FY 2015 Budget

March 4, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 4, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement following the announcement of President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget: “The president has submitted a forward-looking budget that builds on the agricultural economy’s successes while investing in innovative solutions to future challenges. … Read More

NFU Statement on President’s FY 2015 Budget

March 4, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 4, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement following the announcement of President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget: “The president has submitted a forward-looking budget that builds on the agricultural economy’s successes while investing in innovative solutions to future challenges. … Read More

Beginning Farmer Institute Application Period Extended

March 3, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 3, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) has extended the application deadline for its 2014 Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI) program to April 7, 2014, due to additional sponsorships that will allow for more participants. The annual program, now accepting its fourth class of students, is … Read More

Beginning Farmer Institute Application Period Extended

March 3, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 3, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) has extended the application deadline for its 2014 Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI) program to April 7, 2014, due to additional sponsorships that will allow for more participants. The annual program, now accepting its fourth class of students, is … Read More

Trade Agreements Must Address Currency Manipulation

February 27, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson voiced support of recent remarks on currency manipulation by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin, D-Mich. “It is encouraging to see two seasoned … Read More

Trade Agreements Must Address Currency Manipulation

February 27, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson voiced support of recent remarks on currency manipulation by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin, D-Mich. “It is encouraging to see two seasoned … Read More

NFU’s 2014 College Conference on Cooperatives a Success

February 18, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2014) – More than 135 students from the United States and Puerto Rico participated in the National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives last week. The students learned how cooperative businesses are adapting to changing environments in order to succeed and heard from … Read More

NFU’s 2014 College Conference on Cooperatives a Success

February 18, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2014) – More than 135 students from the United States and Puerto Rico participated in the National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives last week. The students learned how cooperative businesses are adapting to changing environments in order to succeed and heard from … Read More

House Passes Farm Bill, NFU Praises Efforts

January 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014, by a 251-166 vote this morning. “On behalf of the family farmers, ranchers, fishermen, rural residents … Read More

House Passes Farm Bill, NFU Praises Efforts

January 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014, by a 251-166 vote this morning. “On behalf of the family farmers, ranchers, fishermen, rural residents … Read More

NFU Responds to State of the Union Address

January 28, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: “NFU is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy future. Passage of the farm bill conference report, with an … Read More