NFU Applauds Appointment of Rod Snyder as EPA’s Agriculture Advisor

October 7, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 lmedsker@nfudc.org Washington – Today, EPA announced Rod Snyder’s appointment as the new Agriculture Advisor to the EPA. Snyder formerly served as President at Field to Market and his appointment was supported by leading farm and agriculture organizations. In making the announcement, the Agency said, … Read More

Oklahoma Farmers Union President Testifies Before the House Agriculture Committee

October 7, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 lmedsker@nfudc.org Washington – Representing National Farmers Union in a hearing today before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the “State of the Livestock Industry,” Scott Blubaugh detailed the negative impact consolidation has on family farmers and consumers. “Promoting competition has been and continues to … Read More

FACA Encouraged by USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative

September 30, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2021 Contact: Mike Tomko, (410) 446-8829, miket@fb.org Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277, hkirwan@edf.org Justin Darisse, (240) 426-5912, jdarisse@ncfc.org Lyndsey Medsker, (202) 557-5328, lmedsker@nfudc.org Washington – The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement today inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices. The alliance is … Read More

National Farmers Union Files Comments Urging EPA to Include Minimum Octane Standard in GHG Rule

September 29, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org 202-557-5328 Washington – In comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Farmers Union strongly encourages the Agency to make appropriate regulatory changes to support increased use of mid-level ethanol blends, including high octane, low carbon fuels. In the comments filed … Read More

National Farmers Union Pleased Lawsuit Against the “Big 4” Packers Moving Forward

September 29, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org 202-557-5328 Washington – This month, a federal judge in Minnesota ordered a class-action lawsuit against JBS, Tyson, National Beef, and Cargill to proceed. In the case, National Farmers Union is among the plaintiffs alleging that America’s four largest beef packers conspired to suppress the price … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Keep Growing Detroit

September 28, 2021Food Safety

By: Billy Mitchell & Tricia Wancko The Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC) continues to grow! Earlier this year, Michigan Farmers Union (MIFU) partnered with Keep Growing Detroit (KGD), an organization that supports greater food sovereignty, provides education to urban farmers and gardeners, and cultivates community connections in the Detroit area. Their vision is of a … Read More

NFU Announces Campaign to Fight Monopolies in Agriculture

September 22, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org 202-557-5328 Washington – Today, National Farmers Union, a national organization advocating on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities, launched Fairness for Farmers. This campaign seeks to rally Americans to urge their Congressional leaders and the Biden administration to take concrete steps … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Missouri Farmers Union

September 14, 2021Food Safety

By Billy Mitchell & Tricia Wancko Missouri Farmers Union (MOFU) works to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of agricultural producers—whether they are long-established or new to their agricultural journey—and provides a home for those producers who are committed to conserving their state’s natural bounty. As part of that work, MOFU … Read More

National Farmers Union Reiterates Opposition to Elimination of Stepped-up Basis

September 10, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2021 Contact: David Schuller dschuller@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In a letter sent today to House and Senate leadership, NFU commended Congress for its work to secure historic investments through the budget reconciliation process. The letter highlighted the importance of these investments for strengthening the American economy. However, it also reiterated NFU’s … Read More

USDA Announces New Grants to Provide COVID-19 Workforce Assistance

September 9, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 9, 2021 Contact: David Schullerdschuller@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced two new grant programs intended to provide financial assistance for farmers and ranchers as they adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace. The grant programs, Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant and Seafood Pandemic Response Safety (SPRS) Block … Read More