USDA Releases Proposed Rule to Reform Poultry Tournament System and Announces Further Meat Processing Investment

May 26, 2022Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 NFU welcomes the rule and awaits additional actions to strengthen Packers & Stockyards Act enforcement  WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released a proposed rule to establish greater transparency in poultry growing contracts and tournaments. This is the first of … Read More

NFU Concerned with Solicitor General’s Crop Protection Brief

May 25, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to President Biden sent today, NFU expressed concern with an amicus brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the Supreme Court on the labeling of glyphosate and regulation of crop protection products. The letter calls for … Read More

NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee

May 18, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 7606, the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022. The bill would increase enforcement of competition laws and boost USDA’s resources to investigate abusive market practices. “Passage of this bill is a … Read More

NFU Expresses Support for White House’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

May 9, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the White House launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program intended to close the U.S. digital divide by making reliable, high-speed internet affordable to many families in rural and urban communities. The program will provide an estimated … Read More

Food Safety for All Types of Learners

April 27, 2022Blog, Food Safety

By: Katherine Olvera, NFU Intern How do you learn best? Some of us turn to workshops hosted by experts where we can see things firsthand and ask questions. Others like to do some learning from the comfort of our own home (or farm!), turning to online resources. As the Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC), a … Read More

Farmers Union Member Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

April 26, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Representing National Farmers Union (NFU) in a hearing today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Shelly Ziesch testified in support of S.4030, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022 and S.3870, the Meat and Poultry … Read More

NFU Supports President Biden’s Approval of Year-Round E15, Regulatory Pathways for Canola

April 12, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – During a visit to Iowa this afternoon, President Biden announced an emergency waiver allowing year-round E15 sales, intended to provide economic savings for consumers and a boost for America’s corn farmers and rural communities. Additionally, the Administration outlined new provisions including … Read More

NFU Supports Revised Cattle Market Legislation

March 28, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Today, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022 was publicly released, led by Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Ron Wyden (D-OR). The bill is a revised version of similar legislation introduced last year. As … Read More

NFU Recognizes Family Farmers, Ranchers on National Ag Day

March 22, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) is joining the American agriculture community today to celebrate National Ag Day.    “Family farmers and ranchers work hard to feed, fuel, and clothe our nation and world,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “We honor the commitment they … Read More