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 bring to their farms, families, and communities.”
“Today – and every day – Farmers Union members are working to ensure future generations of family farmers and ranchers will be able to thrive. Too often farmers and ranchers face inflated costs of seed and fertilizer or low prices for their products because the market is dominated by monopolies. This is unfair for farmers and ranchers but also consumers who end up paying more for food. We must do better,” Larew added.
National Farmers Union’s Fairness for Farmers campaign directly supports the hard work of family farmers and ranchers by working to reverse the devastating impact monopolies have had on family farm agriculture and rural communities. Launched in 2021, the campaign calls for specific actions including reforming the Packers and Stockyards Act, improving price discovery, diversifying marketing opportunities, and enforcement of antitrust laws.
National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.