Meeting Urban Growers’ Unique Produce Safety Needs

March 4, 2021Food Safety No Comments

By Billy Mitchell, NFU FSMA Training Coordinator One of the many lessons I’ve learned, or I should say re-learned, over the past year is how important titles can be. I’ve gone from searching “15-minute yoga” on YouTube to the more specific “15-minute Zoom fatigue yoga.” It may be mostly the same content, but if “Zoom” … Read More

NFU Concludes 119th Anniversary Convention 

March 2, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 2, 20201 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737  hpackman@nfudc.org  WASHINGTON – The National Farmers Union (NFU) 119th Anniversary Convention concluded today following the enactment of policy positions and priorities that support American farm and ranch families and strengthen rural communities. For the first time in the organization’s history, the event was held entirely online – a fact that did not … Read More

Farmers Union Kicks Off 119th Anniversary Convention

March 1, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 1, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org  WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened the final portion of its 119th Anniversary Convention this morning to celebrate American farm families and to set the organization’s policy positions and priorities for the coming year. More than 500 farmers, ranchers, food advocates, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters from across the country … Read More

U.S. Farmers Union Stands in Solidarity with Indian Farmers

February 25, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – For three months, hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers have been protesting policies that will eliminate commodity price floors and allow corporations to play a more significant role in the food system ­– issues that are all too familiar to farmers in … Read More

ADVISORY: NFU Announces Featured Speakers for 119th Anniversary Convention

February 25, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The final two days of National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 119th Anniversary Convention will bring together members, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters for remarks from Congressional leadership and administration officials, award presentations, and the organization’s signature grassroots policy adoption process. Held on Monday, March 1st and Tuesday, March 2nd, … Read More

Cold Temps, Hot Food Safety Projects

February 24, 2021Blog, Food Safety No Comments

By Tricia Wancko, Food Safety Grant Coordinator Punxsutawney Phil has decreed six more weeks of what has shaped up to be a frigid winter, but there are plenty of food safety projects to catch up on while the fields are frozen and you’re keeping toasty inside your burrow. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Outreach Program … Read More

Farmers Union Ready to Work with Secretary Vilsack to Strengthen Farm System

February 23, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON –  In a 92-7 vote, the U.S. Senate today confirmed Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, demonstrating strong bipartisan support for President Joe Biden’s pick. Vilsack previously held the position for eight years under President Barack Obama. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob … Read More

Farm, Biofuel Leaders Embrace EPA’s New Position on Tenth Circuit’s Small Refinery Waiver Decision

February 22, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is supporting  the Tenth Circuit Court’s January 2020 decisionin Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA. After careful review of the decision, EPA’s new leadership agrees with both the court and the biofuel litigants … Read More

Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance Expands Membership, Drills Down on Policy Recommendations

February 22, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) today announced expanding membership and new policy working groups focused on developing a set of more specific policy proposals that drill down on the 40+ recommendations released by FACA in November 2020. FACA’s eight founding members — American Farm Bureau Federation (co-chair), Environmental … Read More