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 –– once and for all –– end hunger in the United States,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “We have long held the belief that access to safe and nutritious food is a basic human right, and to secure that right we’re advocating for strong federal nutrition programs, with an emphasis on fresh and locally produced food. I am proud to have been invited and to be able to share the perspectives of family farmers in the fight to end hunger.”
NFU has long advocated for a strong nutrition title in the farm bill, including pushing back against drastic cuts to SNAP proposed in the 2018 Farm Bill process. Farmers Union members also advocated for improvements to nutrition programs during their 2020 Legislative Fly-In, including increasing monthly SNAP allotments, as well as urging Congress to support distribution of surplus food from farms to food banks.
NFU is a proud member of the Alliance to End Hunger and will continue to work in coalition with the anti-hunger community to promote food and nutrition security across the country.