Executive Orders Support Farmers’ Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts

January 27, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In accordance with his campaign promise to aggressively address the climate crisis and create new jobs, President Joe Biden today issued several executive orders outlining actions the administration will take to cut greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, invest in renewable energy, advance … Read More

Court Seeks Status Report on EPA Compliance with Order on Renewable Volumes

January 27, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to submit a status report every 60 days “on its progress in complying with the court’s remand” stemming from the July 2017 ruling in … Read More

USDA Debt Relief Will Help Keep Farmers in Business

January 27, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – To ease mounting financial pressures, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it will temporarily suspend past-due debt collections and foreclosures for farmers borrowing under the Farm Storage Facility Loan and the Direct Farm Loan programs while also offering flexibilities under … Read More

January 22, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – To address a dramatic rise in hunger, President Joe Biden today signed an executive order that would increase food assistance for families missing meals due to school closures as well as boost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the lowest-income households. Throughout the … Read More

Farm, Biofuels, and Environmental Groups Oppose SAFE Rule

January 22, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – An alliance of farm, biofuels, and environmental organizations last night filed an amicus brief in objection to the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficiency Vehicle (SAFE) Rule on the grounds that it both fails to account for toxic pollution from aromatic-laden fuel as well as … Read More

Biden Begins Presidency With Action on Climate, Immigration

January 20, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In his first hours as president, Joe Biden issued a flurry of executive orders and policy proposals covering a wide range of issues. Of particular interest to National Farmers Union (NFU) is President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. The organization, … Read More

Farmers Union Denounces Last Minute RFS Waivers

January 20, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In its final hours under President Donald Trump’s jurisdiction, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued three waivers retroactively exempting oil refineries from their 2018 and 2019 obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The decision comes on the heels of the … Read More

Farmers Union Congratulates Dr. Jewel Bronaugh on Deputy Secretary Nomination

January 19, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden yesterday nominated Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to serve as his Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to hold the second-in-command position at the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Bronaugh, who has been … Read More

U.S. Farm & Biofuel Leaders Condemn Rumors of Last-Minute RFS Waivers

January 14, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – America’s top biofuel and farm advocates called on President Trump to reject last-minute attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and American farmers throughout the country, a plan reported to be under consideration by Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). … Read More

Tenth Circuit Court Plaintiffs Respond to Supreme Court Action

January 11, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision in RFA et al. v. EPA,  which overturned three inappropriately granted small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The following is a statement … Read More