NFU Kicks Off 2014 Fly-In with Briefings from Top Administration and Elected Officials

September 9, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2014) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) Annual Fall Legislative Fly-In commenced today with briefings by top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and members of Congress and staff of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture. “With … Read More

NFU Kicks Off 2014 Fly-In with Briefings from Top Administration and Elected Officials

September 8, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2014) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) Annual Fall Legislative Fly-In commenced today with briefings by top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and members of Congress and staff of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture. “With … Read More

NFU Board of Directors Votes to Withdraw from Beef Checkoff Working Group

September 7, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] National Farmers Union board of directors today voted to withdraw from the beef checkoff working group, effective immediately. NFU President Roger Johnson released the following statement: “After three years of pushing for real reforms in the beef check-off program, NFU has decided that the process has … Read More

NFU Board of Directors Votes to Withdraw from Beef Checkoff Working Group

September 6, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] National Farmers Union board of directors today voted to withdraw from the beef checkoff working group, effective immediately. NFU President Roger Johnson released the following statement: “After three years of pushing for real reforms in the beef check-off program, NFU has decided that the process has … Read More

Fargo Forum NFU Guest Editorial: Rail Delays in the Dakotas Staggering, Unacceptable

September 3, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Sept. 2, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson called the ongoing rail delays in the upper Midwest ‘staggering’ and ‘unacceptable’ and urged the federal government to press “the local railway monopoly” for better results, in a recent Fargo Forum Op-ed. “If the federal … Read More

Fargo Forum NFU Guest Editorial: Rail Delays in the Dakotas Staggering, Unacceptable

September 2, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Sept. 2, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson called the ongoing rail delays in the upper Midwest ‘staggering’ and ‘unacceptable’ and urged the federal government to press “the local railway monopoly” for better results, in a recent Fargo Forum Op-ed. “If the federal … Read More

NFU Commends USDA for Timely Rollout of Dairy Program

August 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Aug. 28, 2014) – National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson commended USDA on their timely rollout of the dairy Margin Protection Program and for including provisions that will help America’s family farmers with their risk management needs. “America’s family-run dairy farms are in great need … Read More

NFU Commends USDA for Timely Rollout of Dairy Program

August 28, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Aug. 28, 2014) – National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson commended USDA on their timely rollout of the dairy Margin Protection Program and for including provisions that will help America’s family farmers with their risk management needs. “America’s family-run dairy farms are in great need … Read More

NFU Says Department of Justice Seems to Ignore Its Own Anti-Trust Laws

August 28, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (August 27, 2014) – National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Department of Justice has approved the Tyson-Hillshire merger: “Anti-trust laws were put on the books to keep powerful industries – like the meat industry … Read More

NFU Says Department of Justice Seems to Ignore Its Own Anti-Trust Laws

August 27, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (August 27, 2014) – National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Department of Justice has approved the Tyson-Hillshire merger: “Anti-trust laws were put on the books to keep powerful industries – like the meat industry … Read More

NFU Applauds Minnesota Farmers Union television program on Emmy nomination

August 27, 2014Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Aug. 26, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Emmy® award nomination of Farm Fresh Road Trip, a Minnesota Farmers Union sponsored television program, in the Upper Midwest Emmy’s®. “We applaud Minnesota Farmers Union for their role in producing Farm Fresh … Read More

NFU Applauds Minnesota Farmers Union television program on Emmy nomination

August 26, 2014Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Aug. 26, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Emmy® award nomination of Farm Fresh Road Trip, a Minnesota Farmers Union sponsored television program, in the Upper Midwest Emmy’s®. “We applaud Minnesota Farmers Union for their role in producing Farm Fresh … Read More

The Hill Guest Opinion: NFU Says Consumers Have a Right To Know Where Their Food Comes From

August 6, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (August 5, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson continued the fight for America’s consumers, ranchers and farmers in a guest column in today’s The Hill explaining why multinational meat packers and foreign trade competitors need to let common sense prevail and support America’s … Read More

The Hill Guest Opinion: NFU Says Consumers Have a Right To Know Where Their Food Comes From

August 5, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (August 5, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson continued the fight for America’s consumers, ranchers and farmers in a guest column in today’s The Hill explaining why multinational meat packers and foreign trade competitors need to let common sense prevail and support America’s … Read More

Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Denial of Injunction Against Country of Origin Labeling

July 30, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforcement of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) by the multinational meatpackers and our foreign competitors. By a … Read More

Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Denial of Injunction Against Country of Origin Labeling

July 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforcement of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) by the multinational meatpackers and our foreign competitors. By a … Read More

NFU, Illinois Farmers Union Announce Strong Support for Chicago Ordinance Offering E15 at Self- Service Pumps

July 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 28, 2014) – National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson and Illinois Farmers Union President Norbert Brauer today underscored their organization’s strong support for the proposed Chicago City Ordinance offering E-15 fuel to area self-service gas station customers. By blending 15 percent ethanol with 85 percent … Read More

NFU, Illinois Farmers Union Announce Strong Support for Chicago Ordinance Offering E15 at Self- Service Pumps

July 28, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 28, 2014) – National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson and Illinois Farmers Union President Norbert Brauer today underscored their organization’s strong support for the proposed Chicago City Ordinance offering E-15 fuel to area self-service gas station customers. By blending 15 percent ethanol with 85 percent … Read More

More Than 80 Farm, Consumer, Rural and Faith-Based Organizations Call on Justice Department to Extend Review of Proposed Tyson-Hillshire Merger

July 25, 2014Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) — Today, a coalition of 82 farm, ranch, consumer, rural and faith-based groups sent a letter demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice extend its review of the proposed Tyson Foods (Tyson) takeover of Hillshire Brands, Co. (Hillshire). The proposed merger would join … Read More

More Than 80 Farm, Consumer, Rural and Faith-Based Organizations Call on Justice Department to Extend Review of Proposed Tyson-Hillshire Merger

July 24, 2014Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) — Today, a coalition of 82 farm, ranch, consumer, rural and faith-based groups sent a letter demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice extend its review of the proposed Tyson Foods (Tyson) takeover of Hillshire Brands, Co. (Hillshire). The proposed merger would join … Read More

Let’s Keep COOL this Independence Day

July 2, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 2, 2014) – More than 74 million Americans plan to celebrate our nation’s independence this weekend by enjoying a barbecue. About 900 million pounds of pork, beef and chicken will be purchased around the country this week. With all that meat on the grill over … Read More

Aging Farm Population Opens Door For Beginning Farmers

July 1, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (July 1, 2014) – In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting opportunities for interested individuals to get into farming. According to the U.S. Census the average age of a farmer in the United … Read More

NFU Holds 78th All-States Leadership Camp for Rural Youth

June 30, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 [email protected] WASHINGTON (June 30, 2014) – Young adults from across the country are returning home from Bailey, Colo., where they participated in National Farmers Union’s (NFU) All-States Leadership Camp. “Our grassroots heritage includes an educational program for young leaders that is more than 75 years old,” said NFU … Read More