Congress: Take Action This Ag Day

March 19, 2013Blog No Comments

by Brittany Jablonsky, Director of Advocacy Communications Today the agriculture community is celebrating National Ag Day, a time to reflect on the contributions agriculture makes to all of us who depend on the food, feed, fuel and fiber that family farmers and ranchers produce. It’s easy for consumers to take for granted the food that … Read More

Keeping COOL on National Ag Day

March 19, 2013Blog No Comments

by Amy Lesperance, NFU Intern As many in the agriculture community are celebrating the spirit of the American family farmer today around the “Ag Day” celebration, NFU is encouraging consumers and producers alike to understand how food is produced. Many of us don’t know much about the origin of the meat we buy.  Whether dinner … Read More

NFU Members Adopt Policy Changes

March 15, 2013Blog No Comments

by Brittany Jablonsky, Director of Advocacy Communications The National Farmers Union convention concluded last week in Springfield, Mass., and, as always, the policy debate was a highlight of the convention. Farmers Union members are truly engaged in the grassroots process from beginning to end, starting with suggestions from the smallest county meeting, to each individual … Read More

Co-ops Rock!

February 19, 2013Blog No Comments

By Justin Trammel Saturday, Feb. 16,  was the second day of the NFU College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC) in Minneapolis.  We started the day off with a breakfast social after which we split into three groups and toured three local co-ops. We first toured a senior citizen housing co-op, 7500 York Cooperative, the nation’s first senior housing cooperatives. … Read More

Students Participate in NFU College Conference on Cooperatives

February 18, 2013Blog No Comments

by Justin Trammel Students from across the nation are in Minneapolis, Minn. Feb. 15 to 17 participating in the NFU College Conference on Cooperatives, sponsored by the CHS Foundation, CoBank, Farmers Union Industries Foundation, National Farmers Union (NFU) Foundation and others. The event will focus on how and why cooperatives succeed in America’s competitive business … Read More

NFU Attends 2013 PASA Conference

February 8, 2013Blog No Comments

By Leigh Slayden, Vice President – Membership Approximately two dozen people gathered for the Pennsylvania Farmers Union (PFU) workshop at the 2013 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference early morning session Feb. 7 . A few longtime members joined new voices to talk about issues that they have been facing. Chris Torres of “Lancaster Farming” … Read More

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 http://www.fuelsamerica.org/blog/entry/chicken-little. 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