Farm, Biofuel Leaders Embrace EPA’s New Position on Tenth Circuit’s Small Refinery Waiver Decision

February 22, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is supporting  the Tenth Circuit Court’s January 2020 decisionin Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA. After careful review of the decision, EPA’s new leadership agrees with both the court and the biofuel litigants … Read More

Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance Expands Membership, Drills Down on Policy Recommendations

February 22, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) today announced expanding membership and new policy working groups focused on developing a set of more specific policy proposals that drill down on the 40+ recommendations released by FACA in November 2020. FACA’s eight founding members — American Farm Bureau Federation (co-chair), Environmental … Read More

Farmers Union Applauds Additional Support for Food and Agriculture Industry

February 11, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In a step towards passing a $1.9 trillion relief package, the House Agriculture Committee voted 25-23 in favor of the bill’s food and nutrition title. If passed, the legislation would set aside a total of $16.1 billion worth of support for farmers, hungry … Read More

How Biden’s Executive Orders Will Affect Food and Agriculture

January 28, 2021Blog

By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director Following his inauguration last Wednesday, President Joe Biden has wasted no time implementing his agenda. In the last week, he has issued more than three dozen executive orders, proclamations, and memoranda on a wide range of issues. Many of these actions have implications for agriculture. Here’s a brief summary … Read More

Executive Orders Support Farmers’ Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts

January 27, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In accordance with his campaign promise to aggressively address the climate crisis and create new jobs, President Joe Biden today issued several executive orders outlining actions the administration will take to cut greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, invest in renewable energy, advance … Read More

Court Seeks Status Report on EPA Compliance with Order on Renewable Volumes

January 27, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to submit a status report every 60 days “on its progress in complying with the court’s remand” stemming from the July 2017 ruling in … Read More

USDA Debt Relief Will Help Keep Farmers in Business

January 27, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – To ease mounting financial pressures, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it will temporarily suspend past-due debt collections and foreclosures for farmers borrowing under the Farm Storage Facility Loan and the Direct Farm Loan programs while also offering flexibilities under … Read More

January 22, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – To address a dramatic rise in hunger, President Joe Biden today signed an executive order that would increase food assistance for families missing meals due to school closures as well as boost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the lowest-income households. Throughout the … Read More

Farm, Biofuels, and Environmental Groups Oppose SAFE Rule

January 22, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – An alliance of farm, biofuels, and environmental organizations last night filed an amicus brief in objection to the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficiency Vehicle (SAFE) Rule on the grounds that it both fails to account for toxic pollution from aromatic-laden fuel as well as … Read More

Biden Begins Presidency With Action on Climate, Immigration

January 20, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In his first hours as president, Joe Biden issued a flurry of executive orders and policy proposals covering a wide range of issues. Of particular interest to National Farmers Union (NFU) is President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. The organization, … Read More