EPA’s Biofuels Fix is Another Broken Promise to American Farmers

October 15, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – A week and a half after announcing its intentions to offset a portion of the 4 billion gallons of demand for biofuels eliminated due to the ongoing misappropriation of small refinery exemptions (SREs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a … Read More

Plan to Expand Biofuels a Step in the Right Direction; More Work Needed to Move Biofuels Industry Forward

October 4, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – After several months of negotiations and much fanfare, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a broad plan to offset a portion of the 4 billion gallons of demand for biofuels eliminated due to the … Read More

Proposed Rule Would Make Millions Vulnerable to Food Insecurity

September 23, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org  WASHINGTON – A proposed rule to change the eligibility guidelines for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would erode food security in the United States, according to the Alliance to End Hunger. If the rule is implemented, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates … Read More

NFU Honors 26 Congressional Champions of Family Agriculture with Golden Triangle Award

September 11, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– National Farmers Union (NFU) proudly recognized 26 outstanding U.S. Senators and Representatives who have demonstrated leadership and support at the federal policymaking level for family farmers, ranchers and their rural communities. The Golden Triangle Award, the family farm organization’s highest legislative honor, was … Read More

EPA Must Support Biofuels, Uphold Intent of RFS

August 30, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– On behalf of its nearly 200,000 family farmer and rancher members, National Farmers Union (NFU) today submitted public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the agency to adjust their proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volume obligations for 2020. Though the … Read More

Escalating Trade War Exacerbates Weak Farm Economy, Farmers Union Says

August 23, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– In retaliation against the United States’ most recent escalation in an ongoing trade war, China today announced that it will increase tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods, including a number of agricultural products. Starting on September 1, the country plans raise … Read More

Letter from Langdon: 40 Feet High and Rising

August 20, 2019Letters From Langdon No Comments

With mismanagement and aging infrastructure, the Army Corps’ flood-control strategy on the Missouri amounts to yelling “look out below” to the folks downstream. For farmers in the path of the record-setting wall of water, the results are predictable – and catastrophic. Anyone living next a stream, creek, or river will tell you that in times … Read More

The Clean Water Act’s Double Standard

August 20, 2019Letters From Langdon No Comments

Vernal pools, spots that temporarily hold water, are at the heart of conflicts over Waters of the U.S. regulations. When farmers try to do the right thing, they may still get in trouble. A California farmer who plowed dry ground faces large fines from the Environmental Protection Agency for polluting America’s waterways. Meanwhile, under some conditions, … Read More

NFU Welcomes Thirteen New Participants for its 2019-2020 Beginning Farmer Institute

August 19, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– Building on over a century of agricultural education, National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced its ninth Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) cohort. Thirteen beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States will take part in the education program, which promotes the success of … Read More