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

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