What Can Farmers Do About Climate Change? Integrated Pest Management

July 31, 2017Climate Column No Comments

By Adam Pauley, NFU Intern Here on the Climate Column, we’ve been talking about how milder winters due to climate change are contributing to greater pest pressures. Farmers are turning new agricultural methods to mitigate pests without exacerbating other environmental concerns. We’ve discussed a few methods already, including intercropping and crop rotation. Another option is integrated … Read More

AAI, FWW, and NFU Say Monsanto-Bayer Merger Puts Competition, Farmers, and Consumers at Risk

July 26, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 Contact: American Antitrust Institute: Diana Moss, 720-233-5971, dmoss@antitrustinstitute.org Food & Water Watch: Kate Fried, 202-683-4905, kfried@fwwatch.org National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org Washington – Today the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Food & Water Watch (FWW), and National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department … Read More

Access to Efficiency: Environmental Quality Incentives Program

July 25, 2017Beginning Farmers No Comments

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy  In NFU’s Climate Column, we’ve discussed a number of practices, including cover crops and no-till, that can build soil fertility with fewer inputs, thus saving producers money. Conservation planning with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can be an important first step … Read More

NFU President Urges Senate Agriculture Committee to Strengthen Farm Safety Net

July 25, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Family farmers and ranchers are enduring a severely depressed farm economy, with projections pointing to a prolonged period of depressed commodity prices. To ensure the growth and success of family farm agriculture, Congress must strengthen the overall farm safety net, National Farmers … Read More

NFU Urges No Vote on Senate ACA Repeal; Bipartisan Fixes Needed for Affordable, Accessible, Quality Healthcare

July 24, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In advance of an imminent vote in the U.S. Senate on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation’s second largest general farm organization is urging members of the Senate to vote against the failed legislation. National Farmers Union (NFU) … Read More

NFU Encouraged by Bipartisan Support for Cotton and Dairy Producers

July 21, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which will guide funding for programs that support American agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs. The bill allocates $145.4 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding and includes provisions for … Read More