NFU President Rob Larew Participates in White House Hunger Conference

September 28, 2022Press Releases

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew participated in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health today. This historic conference is the first of its kind since 1969. “Family farmers and ranchers work hard to feed their communities, and Farmers Union is proud to stand together in this fight to –– … Read More

Farmers Union Members Hold Successful Legislative Fly-In

September 15, 2022Press Releases

WASHINGTON – This week over 250 Farmers Union members from across the country arrived in Washington, DC to advocate for family farmers. Over the course of the week, Farmers Union members attended hundreds of Congressional meetings, met with over a dozen federal agencies, and directly participated in discussions with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Federal … Read More

NFU Statement on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

August 12, 2022Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: “The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is cause for optimism for farmers and ranchers across the country, with historic investments in voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs that are … Read More

NFU Statement on Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

July 29, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC – National Farmers Union (NFU) strongly supports the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 as currently presented by the Senate. Overall, this bill invests $40 billion in agricultural and rural communities. “NFU welcomes the major investments in voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs for agriculture included in the Inflation Reduction … Read More

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in the Senate

July 26, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act in the United States Senate, which increases gasoline octane to a minimum standard through low-carbon, renewable fuels. Farmers and consumers stand to gain from the economic and environmental benefits brought about by this legislation. … Read More

NFU Hosts 84th All-States Leadership Retreat

July 7, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2022 Contact: Ross Hettervig rhettervig@nfudc.org   Chippewa Falls, WI – Last week, youth members of Farmers Union from around the country participated in the 84th National Farmers Union (NFU) All-States Leadership Retreat. This year’s event was held at Wisconsin Farmers Union’s Kamp Kenwood on the shores of Lake Wissota near … Read More

NFU Statement on Senate Agriculture Committee Markup

June 22, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee favorably reported S. 3870, the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022 and S. 4030, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022. Both of these NFU-supported bills will foster much-needed competition in … Read More

NFU Applauds House Passage of Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act

June 16, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 Passage of Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act will provide fairness for farmers and lower prices for consumers WASHINGTON, DC – Today, by a vote of 221 to 204, the U.S. House passed H.R. 7606, the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, which … Read More

NFU Delivers Sustainability and Fairness for Farmers Messages to the 2022 World Farmers’ Organization General Assembly

June 10, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 BUDAPEST – Earlier this week, NFU President Rob Larew participated in the 2022 General Assembly of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) in Budapest, Hungary. The WFO General Assembly convened farmers’ leaders from all over the world, representatives of international organizations, governments, and the … Read More