Farmers Union Hails House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

November 6, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org 202-557-5328 Washington – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which is a key part of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. This historic $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill finally addresses the critical infrastructure needs of family … Read More

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew Speaks on Panel at COP26

November 5, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 lmedsker@nfudc.org GLASGOW, SCOTLAND—Today, NFU President Rob Larew joined a panel discussion at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to discuss the future of climate-smart agriculture. The panel, moderated by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, included farm and ranch, environmental, and private industry representation. During … Read More

NFU Supports Build Back Better Framework, Urges Passage

October 28, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 lmedsker@nfudc.org Washington—Today, the Build Back Better Framework for the budget reconciliation bill was released, including landmark investments to help family farmers and ranchers, rural communities, and the entire economy. National Farmers Union (NFU) supports this framework and urges Congress to finalize and pass the … Read More

NFU Applauds Appointment of Rod Snyder as EPA’s Agriculture Advisor

October 7, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 lmedsker@nfudc.org Washington – Today, EPA announced Rod Snyder’s appointment as the new Agriculture Advisor to the EPA. Snyder formerly served as President at Field to Market and his appointment was supported by leading farm and agriculture organizations. In making the announcement, the Agency said, … Read More

Oklahoma Farmers Union President Testifies Before the House Agriculture Committee

October 7, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker (202) 557-5328 lmedsker@nfudc.org Washington – Representing National Farmers Union in a hearing today before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the “State of the Livestock Industry,” Scott Blubaugh detailed the negative impact consolidation has on family farmers and consumers. “Promoting competition has been and continues to … Read More

FACA Encouraged by USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative

September 30, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2021 Contact: Mike Tomko, (410) 446-8829, miket@fb.org Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277, hkirwan@edf.org Justin Darisse, (240) 426-5912, jdarisse@ncfc.org Lyndsey Medsker, (202) 557-5328, lmedsker@nfudc.org Washington – The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement today inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices. The alliance is … Read More

National Farmers Union Files Comments Urging EPA to Include Minimum Octane Standard in GHG Rule

September 29, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org 202-557-5328 Washington – In comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Farmers Union strongly encourages the Agency to make appropriate regulatory changes to support increased use of mid-level ethanol blends, including high octane, low carbon fuels. In the comments filed … Read More

National Farmers Union Pleased Lawsuit Against the “Big 4” Packers Moving Forward

September 29, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker@nfudc.org 202-557-5328 Washington – This month, a federal judge in Minnesota ordered a class-action lawsuit against JBS, Tyson, National Beef, and Cargill to proceed. In the case, National Farmers Union is among the plaintiffs alleging that America’s four largest beef packers conspired to suppress the price … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Introducing Keep Growing Detroit

September 28, 2021Food Safety No Comments

By: Billy Mitchell & Tricia Wancko When thinking of Detroit, most people have images of an industrial area focused on auto production alongside a soundtrack of Motown songs and KISS running through their heads. A lesser-known—but just as vibrant and important part of Detroit’s history—is its connection to agriculture. Since 1841, Detroit has hosted one … Read More