NFU Expresses Support for White House’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

May 9, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the White House launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program intended to close the U.S. digital divide by making reliable, high-speed internet affordable to many families in rural and urban communities. The program will provide an estimated … Read More

Food Safety for All Types of Learners

April 27, 2022Blog, Food Safety No Comments

By: Katherine Olvera, NFU Intern How do you learn best? Some of us turn to workshops hosted by experts where we can see things firsthand and ask questions. Others like to do some learning from the comfort of our own home (or farm!), turning to online resources. As the Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC), a … Read More

Farmers Union Member Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

April 26, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Representing National Farmers Union (NFU) in a hearing today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Shelly Ziesch testified in support of S.4030, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022 and S.3870, the Meat and Poultry … Read More

NFU Supports President Biden’s Approval of Year-Round E15, Regulatory Pathways for Canola

April 12, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – During a visit to Iowa this afternoon, President Biden announced an emergency waiver allowing year-round E15 sales, intended to provide economic savings for consumers and a boost for America’s corn farmers and rural communities. Additionally, the Administration outlined new provisions including … Read More

NFU Supports Revised Cattle Market Legislation

March 28, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Today, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022 was publicly released, led by Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Ron Wyden (D-OR). The bill is a revised version of similar legislation introduced last year. As … Read More

NFU Recognizes Family Farmers, Ranchers on National Ag Day

March 22, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) is joining the American agriculture community today to celebrate National Ag Day.    “Family farmers and ranchers work hard to feed, fuel, and clothe our nation and world,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “We honor the commitment they … Read More

NFU Announces 2022-2023 Beginning Farmer Institute Participants

March 18, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – To support the next generation of American agriculture, National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced the eleven participants selected for its eleventh Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) cohort. Over the course of nine months, attendees will participate in four sessions focused on technical … Read More

Farmers Union Kicks Off 120th Anniversary Convention

February 27, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2022  Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 DENVER – National Farmers Union (NFU) convenes its 120th Anniversary Convention this afternoon in Denver, Colorado, to celebrate American farm families and to set the organization’s policy positions and priorities for the coming year. More than 450 Farmers Union members from across the … Read More

NFU Announces Featured Speakers and Events for 120th Anniversary Convention in Denver, Colorado

February 15, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 120th Anniversary Convention will bring together members, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters for educational sessions, award presentations, the organization’s signature grassroots policy adoption process, and an election for its next vice president. During the three-day event, family … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Bins, Brushes, and Brains

February 8, 2022Food Safety No Comments

By: Billy Mitchell Totes, fish baskets, buckets, RPCs, and more – harvest bins on a farm go by many names.  At the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association conference, TOFGA for short, farmers Lorig of Middle Ground Farm and Finnegan of Steelbow Farm presented about the bins they love, how and why they use them, … Read More