Immigration Reform on the Move

January 29, 2013Blog No Comments

By NFU Government Relations Staff This week begins a flurry of activity on immigration reform, one of the key priorities President Obama laid out in his inaugural address, and one that holds a number of implications for the agricultural industry. NFU policy supports immigration reform that addresses the needs of U.S. agricultural producers while considering … Read More

President Obama Shows Courage on Climate and Energy

January 22, 2013Blog No Comments

By Jan Ahlen, Government Relations Representative National Farmers Union has long believed in the science affirming climate change, and the need to transition to a low carbon economy driven by renewable energy and clean technology. In President Obama’s second Inaugural Address, climate change and renewable energy featured prominently. “We will respond to the threat of … Read More

Chicken Little

January 11, 2013Blog No Comments

The following originally appeared on the Fuels America blog. To see the original blog, please visit The poultry industry is once again trotting out untruths when it comes to food prices, so it’s time to take a closer look at the author behind their latest collection of “facts.” In a recent study, Dr. Thomas … Read More

FDA releases much-anticipated food safety rules

January 9, 2013Blog No Comments

By Mike Stranz, NFU Government Relations Representative It’s been two years since President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – the biggest change to food safety laws in the last seventy years. It wasn’t until last week, however, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed rules that will provide enforcement … Read More

Fiscal Cliff/Farm Bill Extension Update

January 3, 2013Blog No Comments

By NFU Government Relations Staff First posted Jan. 2, 2013 Late Tuesday night the House of Representatives passed Senate-negotiated fiscal cliff compromise legislation, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8), sending the bill to the president’s desk and finally putting to rest the negotiations that had dominated the lame duck session of the 112th … Read More