NFU Commends Continued Packers and Stockyards Act Progress

June 25, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced additional updates to the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act) rules at an event with Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Jonathan Kanter. The “Fair and Competitive Livestock and Poultry Markets” proposed rule is meant to strengthen P&S Act enforcement by creating a framework to assess “unfair practices” claims … Read More

National Farmers Union Applauds DOJ Expansion to Focus on Agriculture Issues

June 24, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced a significant expansion of its efforts to address agricultural issues, with a plan to increase staffing dedicated to civil and criminal enforcement in the sector. Michael Kades, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Antitrust Division, made this announcement on Friday at R-CALF USA’s 2024 … Read More

NFU Welcomes USDA’s Launch of the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program

June 20, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON- National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program (FLSP) awards. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $50 million will be distributed to 141 awardees across 40 states and Puerto Rico.   Goals of the voluntary program include increasing access to … Read More

RFA, NFU File Petition for Review of EPA’s Tailpipe Rule for Light and Medium Duty Vehicles

June 18, 2024Press Releases

WASHINGTON- The Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union filed a petition for review Monday in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently finalized tailpipe rule for light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards. RFA and NFU filed the suit because EPA clearly lacked the authority to adopt the regulation, … Read More