With USDA Progress on Packers and Stockyards Rulemakings, 2023 a Productive Year for Competition in Agriculture

December 21, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – This week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made key procedural moves on several Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) rulemakings by submitting them to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Additionally, this week, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department jointly issued the 2023 Merger Guidelines, signaling more scrutiny … Read More

NFU Encouraged by Farm Bill Extension, Urges Timely Passage of Five-Year Bill

November 16, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement regarding the one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill recently passed by Congress: “NFU is encouraged by the strong bipartisan support for an extension of the 2018 Farm Bill. Now we urge Congress to channel that success toward getting a new farm bill done … Read More

NFU Releases 2023 Farmer’s Share of Thanksgiving Food Dollar

November 13, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) released the updated Farmer’s Share of the food dollar for items typically served during the Thanksgiving holiday. These figures reflect how much family farmers earn compared to the amount consumers pay at the grocery store.  As consumers empty their carts onto the checkout lines at their local grocery … Read More

NFU Statement on Finalized USDA Poultry Transparency Rule

November 8, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement in support of the finalized “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments” rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Packers & Stockyards Act (P&S Act):  “For far too long, monopolies across agriculture have put the squeeze on … Read More

NFU Welcomes Biden Administration Landmark Investments in Rural America

November 1, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden visited Minnesota Farmers Union member Dutch Creek Farms in Northfield, MN, to announce $5 billion in investments in rural communities, ranging from rural infrastructure, economic development, sustainability, and climate-smart agricultural practices. “Today’s announced investments in Rural America is more hard evidence the Biden-Harris Administration remains committed to our communities,” said NFU President … Read More

NFU Convenes 2023 Beginning Farmer Institute

October 12, 2023Press Releases No Comments

DES MOINES, IOWA – On Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, National Farmers Union (NFU) convened the in-person programming for the Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) in Des Moines, Iowa. On Friday, October 6th, participants engaged in farm business trainings, starting with a session on credit and business planning with Farm Credit Council’s Gary Matteson, … Read More

NFU Stands in Strong Support of Right to Repair Bill

September 20, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement in support of the Agricultural Right to Repair Act introduced by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in the House of Representatives, along with co-leads Reps. Neguse, Slotkin, and Spanberger: “The introduction of the Agricultural Right to Repair Act is an important step in our fight to ensure farmers … Read More

NFU Hosts 85th All-States Leadership Retreat, Names 2023-24 National Youth Advisory Council

July 20, 2023Press Releases No Comments

HIGHWOOD, MT – Youth members of Farmers Union from around the country participated in the 85th National Farmers Union (NFU) All-States Leadership Retreat. This year’s event was held at Montana Farmers Union’s Arrowpeak Lodge in Highwood, MT. Participants in the retreat ranged from ages 18 to 22 and heard from speakers including Montana Farmers Union … Read More

NFU Participates in White House Event on Competition in the Farm Bill

July 13, 2023Press Releases No Comments

WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew participated in a meeting hosted by the White House and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to discuss competition priorities in the farm bill. “We need a farm bill that prioritizes fair and competitive markets. Today’s meeting shows the continued commitment from this administration on competition in … Read More