AAI, FWW, and NFU Say Monsanto-Bayer Merger Puts Competition, Farmers, and Consumers at Risk

July 26, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 Contact: American Antitrust Institute: Diana Moss, 720-233-5971, dmoss@antitrustinstitute.org Food & Water Watch: Kate Fried, 202-683-4905, kfried@fwwatch.org National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org Washington – Today the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Food & Water Watch (FWW), and National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department … Read More

Access to Efficiency: Environmental Quality Incentives Program

July 25, 2017Beginning Farmers

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy  In NFU’s Climate Column, we’ve discussed a number of practices, including cover crops and no-till, that can build soil fertility with fewer inputs, thus saving producers money. Conservation planning with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can be an important first step … Read More

NFU President Urges Senate Agriculture Committee to Strengthen Farm Safety Net

July 25, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Family farmers and ranchers are enduring a severely depressed farm economy, with projections pointing to a prolonged period of depressed commodity prices. To ensure the growth and success of family farm agriculture, Congress must strengthen the overall farm safety net, National Farmers … Read More

NFU Urges No Vote on Senate ACA Repeal; Bipartisan Fixes Needed for Affordable, Accessible, Quality Healthcare

July 24, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In advance of an imminent vote in the U.S. Senate on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation’s second largest general farm organization is urging members of the Senate to vote against the failed legislation. National Farmers Union (NFU) … Read More

NFU Encouraged by Bipartisan Support for Cotton and Dairy Producers

July 21, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which will guide funding for programs that support American agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs. The bill allocates $145.4 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding and includes provisions for … Read More

NFU Applauds USDA Decision to Expand Emergency Haying and Grazing

July 20, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the release of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota for emergency haying and grazing. The decision will allow … Read More

U.S. Should Enforce Trade Agreements, NFU Says

July 19, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1654 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) joined a number of other manufacturing and agricultural organizations to support the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to investigate aluminum and steel imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Should the investigation determine that … Read More

NAFTA Objectives a Missed Opportunity for Family Farmers

July 18, 2017Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) this week released its Summary of Objectives for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Renegotiation, a document that will guide talks with Canada and Mexico expected to begin in mid-August. In response to the objectives, National … Read More