National Farmers Union Serves Up the Farmer’s Share of July 4th Cookout Costs

June 27, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day with family gatherings and festive cookouts, National Farmers Union (NFU) released the updated “Farmer’s Share of the Food Dollar” for items typically enjoyed during a Fourth of July cookout. These figures reveal how much family farmers earn compared to the amount consumers pay at the grocery … Read More

NFU Commends Continued Packers and Stockyards Act Progress

June 25, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced additional updates to the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act) rules at an event with Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Jonathan Kanter. The “Fair and Competitive Livestock and Poultry Markets” proposed rule is meant to strengthen P&S Act enforcement by creating a framework to assess “unfair practices” claims … Read More

National Farmers Union Applauds DOJ Expansion to Focus on Agriculture Issues

June 24, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced a significant expansion of its efforts to address agricultural issues, with a plan to increase staffing dedicated to civil and criminal enforcement in the sector. Michael Kades, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Antitrust Division, made this announcement on Friday at R-CALF USA’s 2024 … Read More

NFU Welcomes USDA’s Launch of the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program

June 20, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON- National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program (FLSP) awards. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $50 million will be distributed to 141 awardees across 40 states and Puerto Rico.   Goals of the voluntary program include increasing access to … Read More

RFA, NFU File Petition for Review of EPA’s Tailpipe Rule for Light and Medium Duty Vehicles

June 18, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON- The Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union filed a petition for review Monday in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently finalized tailpipe rule for light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards. RFA and NFU filed the suit because EPA clearly lacked the authority to adopt the regulation, … Read More