National Farmers Union Vice President Jeff Kippley Testifies at House Agriculture Committee Hearing on EPA’s Impact on American Agriculture

July 10, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – NFU Vice President Jeff Kippley represented family farmers and ranchers today at a House Agriculture Committee hearing. “Examining the Consequences of EPA’s Actions on American Agriculture” provided a platform for discussing various concerns related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations and their impact on the agricultural sector.  In his testimony, Kippley emphasized … Read More

NFU Hosts 86th All-States Leadership Retreat, Announces 2024-25 National Youth Advisory Council 

July 9, 2024Press Releases No Comments

Erskine, Minnesota – Farmers Union youth from across the nation recently gathered for the 86th National Farmers Union (NFU) All-States Leadership Retreat, held at the Lake Sarah Campground, managed by the Minnesota Farmers Union in Polk County, Minnesota.  The retreat provided an immersive experience for participants, aged 18 to 22, who engaged in a variety … Read More

National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) Announces 2024 Annual Scholarship Awards Recipients 

July 3, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – To support the next generation of agricultural professionals, the National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) proudly announces the 2024 recipients of its annual scholarship awards.  Each year, NFUF awards scholarships to students in various fields of study who are attending accredited two- or four-year colleges, universities or technical schools. These students have demonstrated academic excellence … Read More

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

NFU Statement on Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024

May 17, 2024Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 17, 2024   Press@nfudc.org      WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement on the Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024, released today by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA).    “Family farmers and ranchers need a strong farm safety net and opportunities for … Read More

Senate Action to Reinstate Ban on Beef Imports from Paraguay Good News for Family Farmers

March 22, 2024Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution authored by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) that would reinstate a long-standing ban on beef imports from Paraguay. The ban, which was lifted in November of 2023, was in place due to concerns about foot and mouth … Read More