NFU Announces 2023-2024 Beginning Farmer Institute Cohort

April 11, 2023Press Releases No Comments

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 training, mentorship, and leadership development. Established in 2011, BFI was created to help … Read More

NFU Supports Writ of Mandamus, Implores EPA to Enforce Right to Repair Provisions in Clean Air Act

February 16, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) announced support for a petition to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce provisions in the Clean Air Act (CAA) that allow farmers and ranchers to repair their own equipment. “Farmers need the Right to Repair. We face all sorts of challenges, and the freedom to repair our … Read More

NFU Releases 2022 Farmer’s Share of Thanksgiving Food Dollar

November 21, 2022Press Releases No Comments

November 21, 2022 Contact: press@nfudc.org   Record corporate profits outpace farmer’s share of food dollar and lead to higher prices for consumers WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) released the 2022 Farmer’s Share of the food dollar for several items typically served for the Thanksgiving holiday. “Corporate profits and consumer food costs continue to … Read More

NFU Applauds Rollout of USDA Funds for Local Meat Processing

November 2, 2022Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcing major investments in local and regional meat and poultry processing around the country. “For decades, consolidation in meat processing has put the squeeze on farmers, ranchers, and consumers while corporate monopolies rake in record … Read More

NFU Statement on USDA Debt Relief Announcement

October 18, 2022Press Releases No Comments

October 18, 2022  Contact: press@nfudc.org  WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issuing information on critical new debt relief programs. These programs will help distressed borrowers holding Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans and are primarily funded through the Inflation … Read More

Farmers Union Members Hold Successful Legislative Fly-In

September 15, 2022Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – This week over 250 Farmers Union members from across the country arrived in Washington, DC to advocate for family farmers. Over the course of the week, Farmers Union members attended hundreds of Congressional meetings, met with over a dozen federal agencies, and directly participated in discussions with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Federal … Read More

NFU Statement on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

August 12, 2022Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: “The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is cause for optimism for farmers and ranchers across the country, with historic investments in voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs that are … Read More