NFU Convenes 2023 Beginning Farmer Institute

October 12, 2023Press Releases

DES MOINES, IOWA – On Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, National Farmers Union (NFU) convened the in-person programming for the Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) in Des Moines, Iowa. On Friday, October 6th, participants engaged in farm business trainings, starting with a session on credit and business planning with Farm Credit Council’s Gary Matteson, … Read More

NFU Stands in Strong Support of Right to Repair Bill

September 20, 2023Press Releases

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement in support of the Agricultural Right to Repair Act introduced by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in the House of Representatives, along with co-leads Reps. Neguse, Slotkin, and Spanberger: “The introduction of the Agricultural Right to Repair Act is an important step in our fight to ensure farmers … Read More

NFU Participates in White House Event on Competition in the Farm Bill

July 13, 2023Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew participated in a meeting hosted by the White House and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to discuss competition priorities in the farm bill. “We need a farm bill that prioritizes fair and competitive markets. Today’s meeting shows the continued commitment from this administration on competition in … Read More

NFU Foundation Announces 2023 Scholarships to Young Agricultural Leaders

June 22, 2023Press Releases

WASHINGTON – To support the next generation of agricultural professionals, National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) today announced the 2023 recipients of its annual scholarship awards.  Every year, the organization presents several scholarships to students in any area of study attending a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or technical school who have demonstrated academic excellence and a … Read More

NFU Statement on EPA Blending Volumes for Renewable Fuels

June 21, 2023Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced biofuel blending volumes for 2023, 2024, and 2025 that included volumes for advanced biofuels like biodiesel, renewable diesel, and corn ethanol.   “Today’s modest increase in advanced volumes is a step in the right direction for family farmers and the biofuels economy, but also a missed opportunity to further incentivize carbon reductions,” said NFU President … Read More

Michigan Farmers Union Supports Agriculture Equipment Repair Act

May 25, 2023Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2023  Media Contact: Michigan Farmers Union President Bob Thompson (989) 289-4051 MIFarmersUnion@gmail.com   LANSING – Today, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee in Michigan, Reggie Miller (D-31), introduced the “Agricultural Equipment Repair Act” HB 4673.  The bill would ensure farmers and ranchers in the state of Michigan have the right … Read More

NFU Welcomes Major USDA Funding to Strengthen Food Supply Chain Infrastructure

May 3, 2023Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the creation of 12 new USDA Regional Food Business Centers that, according to a release from USDA, will “provide national coverage coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building to help farmers, ranchers, and other food businesses access new markets and navigate federal, state, and local resources, … Read More

NFU President Rob Larew Highlights Farm Bill Priorities in Senate Ag Hearing

May 2, 2023Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew appeared before the United States Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade for a hearing titled “Industry Perspectives on Risk Management and Access to Credit”. In his testimony, President Larew highlighted Farmers Union priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill including a strong safety net, along with fairer and … Read More