First Phase of U.S.-China Trade Deal Finalized

January 15, 2020Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org  WASHINGTON – In an effort to ease tensions between their two countries, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He today signed the first phase of a trade agreement. At the time of the signing, the deal’s text had not yet been published. … Read More

NFU Urges Strengthening of Conservation Stewardship Program

January 14, 2020Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Department of Agriculture works towards 2018 Farm Bill implementation with the introduction of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) interim rule, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the agency to strengthen the working lands program to better help farmers improve … Read More

Livestock Competition Rule Unlikely to Provide Needed Protections to Farmers

January 10, 2020Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – More than two years after failing to finalize a set of rules to protect American family farmers and ranchers from anticompetitive and abusive business practices from the increasingly consolidated meatpacking and processing industries, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a … Read More

Trump Breaks Promise to Rural America with Renewable Volume Obligations

December 19, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. As outlined in a supplemental proposed rule in October, the RVOs will account for a portion of the 4 billion … Read More

Farmers Union Board Backs Amended USMCA

December 12, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In a closely divided vote, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors opted to support an amended U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) released earlier this week. The decision was contingent on a number of changes made to the deal at the insistence of … Read More

NFU Applauds Passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

December 11, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today voted in favor of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill to reform the agricultural labor system in the United States. The product of negotiations between a diverse array of agricultural stakeholders and farmworker advocates, … Read More

Farm Groups Partner to Help Farmers Manage Stress

December 11, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and offer … Read More

Johnson to Retire from Role as Farmers Union President

December 10, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – After serving as president of National Farmers Union (NFU) for over a decade, Roger Johnson announced that he does not intend to seek reelection again next year. His current term will end at the organization’s annual convention in March, at which point … Read More

Congress, White House Come to Agreement on USMCA; Farmers Union Board to Assess Final Text Upon Its Release

December 10, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – After many months of negotiations, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced today that the White House and Congress had come to an agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). At its quarterly meeting in September, the National Farmers Union … Read More

Farmers Union Urges White House to Replace Aromatics with Biofuels

December 10, 2019Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Following an initial statement of support, National Farmers Union (NFU) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump endorsing the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition recommendation to lower air toxic emissions caused by the use of gasoline aromatics. In accordance with the coalition’s position, … Read More