Stopgap Funding Provides Important Relief for Farmers, Hungry Americans

September 23, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – With government funding due to run out next week, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed a continuing resolution that would keep federal agencies running through December 11. In addition to preventing a government shutdown, the stopgap measure would provide nearly $8 billion … Read More

Second Tranche of Pandemic Aid Must Be Distributed Fairly and Equitably, Farmers Union Says

September 18, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – During a campaign rally tonight in Mosinee, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would provide a second tranche of pandemic aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). He indicated that an additional $13 billion will … Read More

Farm Preparedness Checklist for Covid-19

September 17, 2020Blog, Food Safety No Comments

By Melanie Arthur, NFU Intern The Covid-19 pandemic has created new challenges for our food system, especially for those operating or working on farms or in food facilities. To simplify and streamline pandemic-related decisions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new resource, the Employee Health … Read More

Farmers Union, MANRRS Team Up to Strengthen Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture

September 16, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2020 WASHINGTON – In light of the fact that racial and ethnic minority groups are vastly underrepresented in agricultural professions, National Farmers Union (NFU) and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) are working together to foster diversity and inclusion in the field. During an online ceremony, NFU President … Read More

Farmers Union Welcomes Rejection of Gap Year Waiver Requests

September 14, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 14, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – After significant pushback from American farmers and the biofuels industry, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it would reject 68 requests for retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The decision comes nearly nine months after a Tenth Circuit Court decision that … Read More

NFU Urges FTC, USDA to Strengthen Meat Labeling Standards

September 14, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – For years, beef and pork that was born, raised, and slaughtered in another country but processed in the United States has legally been labeled as a “Product of the U.S.A.,” a claim that misleads consumers and puts American ranchers at a disadvantage. … Read More

One in Eight Meat Plant Workers Has Tested Positive for Covid-19

September 10, 2020Blog No Comments

By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director Many years before the coronavirus pandemic, there were concerns that meat plant workers were at high risk of contracting contagious diseases – concerns that have only ramped up in recent months. For one, meat plants are cold, which increases the risk of transmission. Masks are the obvious protection, but the physical demands and … Read More

Join Us Next Week for NFU’s Fall Legislative Fly-In

September 10, 2020Blog No Comments

Next week, hundreds of hundreds of farmers, ranchers, and rural residents will gather online to speak directly with their elected representatives and administration officials as part of National Farmers Union’s (NFU) virtual legislative fly-in. While signup for the full event has closed, we are opening several of the fly-in sessions to the public. All three are … Read More

ADVISORY: NFU, MANRRS to Formalize Joint Commitment to Foster Diversity and Inclusion at MOU Signing

September 9, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In a joint effort to foster diversity and inclusion in agricultural professions, National Farmers Union (NFU) and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during a ceremony next week. The MOU, to be … Read More

Ethanol Coalition Welcomes Reports of ‘Gap-Year’ Waiver Petition Denials, Denounces Refiners’ Supreme Court Petition

September 9, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Farmers Union (NFU) and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today welcomed news reports that President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reject dozens of so-called “gap year” small refinery exemption petitions … Read More