NFU Statement on Senate Agriculture Committee Markup

June 22, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee favorably reported S. 3870, the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022 and S. 4030, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022. Both of these NFU-supported bills will foster much-needed competition in … Read More

NFU Delivers Sustainability and Fairness for Farmers Messages to the 2022 World Farmers’ Organization General Assembly

June 10, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 BUDAPEST – Earlier this week, NFU President Rob Larew participated in the 2022 General Assembly of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) in Budapest, Hungary. The WFO General Assembly convened farmers’ leaders from all over the world, representatives of international organizations, governments, and the … Read More

NFU Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarships to Young Agricultural Leaders

June 9, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – To support the next generation of agricultural professionals, National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) today announced the 2022 recipients of its annual scholarship awards. Every year, the organization presents several scholarships to students in any area of study attending a two- … Read More

National Farmers Union Supports President Biden’s Raising of Ethanol Blending Mandates

June 3, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 Brings relief at gas pumps and increases America’s energy independence WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Biden announced an increase in ethanol blending mandates for 2021. The increase is above the figure proposed in December and will more accurately align with U.S. consumption levels. … Read More

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew Responds to USDA Food System Announcement

June 1, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 Calls the effort, “A great step towards a more secure food supply chain and a fair agricultural economy” WASHINGTON, DC – In a speech today at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the framework for a broad … Read More

USDA Releases Proposed Rule to Reform Poultry Tournament System and Announces Further Meat Processing Investment

May 26, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 NFU welcomes the rule and awaits additional actions to strengthen Packers & Stockyards Act enforcement  WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released a proposed rule to establish greater transparency in poultry growing contracts and tournaments. This is the first of … Read More

NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee

May 18, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 7606, the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022. The bill would increase enforcement of competition laws and boost USDA’s resources to investigate abusive market practices. “Passage of this bill is a … Read More