NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

January 27, 2014Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon initial review of the language released by the committee, NFU is pleased with … Read More

NFU Reiterates Farm Bill Priorities, Urges No Changes to COOL

January 22, 2014Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter today to the members of the farm bill conference committee emphasizing the importance of finishing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill as soon as possible. “It is time to move the farm bill … Read More

NFU Cautiously Optimistic Following Omnibus Spending Bill Passage

January 17, 2014Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 17, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson expressed cautious optimism after the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives’ passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government running through September. “It isn’t all too often that Congress passes … Read More

NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills, Guidance to Participants

January 14, 2014Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2014) – National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2014 Women’s Conference will conclude today in Clearwater Beach, Fla. This conference for farm and rural women is based on the well-respected Annie’s Project education program. The event was held Jan. 11-14, 2014, and provided participants … Read More

NFU Opposed to Proposed Fast-Track Trade Authority

January 13, 2014Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson voiced opposition today to a bill, introduced last week by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., that would allow trade agreements to move through Congress with limited debate and without amendments. “We … Read More

COOL Arguments Heard in Court

January 9, 2014Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-554-1600 maugusto@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit hearing arguments in the ongoing Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) lawsuit in which NFU is an intervener: “Today’s argument presents to the … Read More

Trust is valuable and fragile

May 3, 2013Blog No Comments

by Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. Read the original post at agpolicy.org. “Love. It’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru.” With that adline, Subaru was able to leapfrog over 11 other car makers to increase their share of the U.S. auto market over the last … Read More

Senate Democrats host rural summit

May 2, 2013Blog No Comments

by Brittany Jablonsky, Director of Advocacy Communications Last week the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee hosted its second Senate Democratic Rural Summit. NFU President Roger Johnson, along with a number of the NFU staff and representatives of other agriculture and rural development organizations, attended the summit. The event was hosted by Sen. Mark Begich … Read More