Farmers Deserve the Right to Repair Their Tractors

May 24, 2021Blog No Comments

By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director Thanks in large part to the introduction of machinery like tractors and combines, farms today are far more efficient and productive than they were a handful of generations ago. Though these time- and labor-saving technologies can run tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, farmers often aren’t able … Read More

National Farmers Union and Group of Cattle Producer Organizations Hold Historic Talks to Address Problems in Marketplace

May 17, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) recently joined with five other organizations that represent cattle producers to agree to work jointly on issues in the cattle marketplace. On Monday, May 10, 2021, member leaders of American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: The ABCs in School Gardens

May 13, 2021Food Safety No Comments

By Billy Mitchell, NFU Food Safety Training Coordinator Farm to school programs continue to grow in popularity, with some schools taking part in hyper-local sourcing by using school gardens and farms to provide students with opportunities for taste testing and hands-on learning. Teachers tending these school plots may ask themselves, “how do we grow the best tasting produce while following food safety practices to keep our kids safe?” Thankfully, teachers are well-primed to … Read More

Farmers Union Encouraged that Agriculture is Incorporated into Biden Administration’s Conservation Principles

May 6, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 6, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737  WASHINGTON –  The Biden administration today released a report providing more details on how it plans to meet its earlier goal to conserve at least 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030. Entitled “America the Beautiful,” the 22-page document outlines principles that … Read More

During Days of Advocacy, Farmers Union Members Advocate Immediate Climate Action

May 5, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 5, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737  WASHINGTON – As climate change poses an increasingly serious threat to farmers’ livelihoods and global food security, a group of National Farmers Union (NFU) members will be discussing meaningful legislative solutions with their elected representatives. “Farmers are no stranger to big challenges, but climate change is … Read More

USDA Must Prioritize Climate Change Across All Programs, NFU Says

May 3, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 29, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737  WASHINGTON – Agriculture is uniquely positioned to mitigate climate change – but farmers need the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) support to fully realize that potential, according to National Farmers Union (NFU). In comments submitted today, the family farm organization outlined ways UDSA could better … Read More