U.S., Canada, Mexico Reach Deal on New Trade Pact

October 1, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, the U.S. has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). While announcement is a bit of welcome … Read More

Farmers Union Urges Administration to Allow E15 Year-Round, Reconcile Billions of Gallons of Lost Demand for Biofuels

September 27, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Ahead of an expected Trump Administration announcement on changes to the nation’s biofuel policies, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the President to follow through on his promises to support American family farmers and the biofuel industry by allowing year-round use of … Read More

The Farm Bill is Set to Expire on September 30 – Here’s What to Expect

September 25, 2018Blog

By Liza Ayres, NFU Intern The farm bill is the most important and comprehensive piece of federal farm and food legislation. Its value extends beyond family farmers and ranchers to consumers, rural communities, and the environment, playing a central role in establishing a secure food supply, keeping food prices fair for farmers and consumers, and … Read More

Skills and Knowledge: Telling Your Story

September 20, 2018Women Farmers Weekly

Editor’s Note: Guest posts do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of National Farmers Union. By Charlotte Smith, President of Northwest Farmers Union If you had told me 15 years ago that I’d have a thriving raw milk dairy and diversified farm, I’d have laughed in your face! I grew up working on my … Read More

What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Markets for Climate-Smart Ag Products in Missouri

September 19, 2018Climate Column

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Regular readers of NFU’s Climate Column know there are many ways farmers can mitigate the negative effects of climate change. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers farmers technical and financial support to help interested farmers mitigate climate change and … Read More

NFU Opposes ERS, NIFA Reorganizations and Relocations

September 18, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging him not to reorganize and relocate the department’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) agencies. The NFU … Read More

White House Ups the Ante in Trade Dispute with China

September 18, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In a move that will further escalate trade tensions, the Trump administration yesterday announced its intention to place a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and threatened to levy tariffs on an additional $267 billion worth of imports. … Read More

Family Farm Champions Urge Farm Bill Passage, Trade Support to Help Farmers Weather Growing Financial Crisis

September 12, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As family farmers and ranchers endure a growing financial crisis in the farm economy, a handful of congressional champions for family agriculture joined the National Farmers Union (NFU) Fly-In today in emphasizing the critical need for passage of the 2018 farm bill … Read More

350 Family Farm Advocates ‘Fly-In’ to Washington to Lobby Congress, the Administration

September 12, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Amidst an historic decline in net farm income and added disruptions in agricultural trade and biofuel markets, 350 family farmers and ranchers traveled to the nation’s capital this week to meet face-to-face with top Trump administration officials and members of Congress as … Read More

NFU’s Beginning Farmer Institute Holds First Session in Washington, D.C.

September 11, 2018Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union’s (NFU) Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) convened this week in Washington, D.C., for the first of three learning sessions that will take place during the next year. Nineteen beginning farmers, representing demographical, geographical and production diversity in agriculture, traveled to … Read More