Stimulus Bill Would Address Most Urgent Concerns for Family Farmers and Rural Hospitals, NFU Says

March 25, 2020Press Releases No Comments

March 25, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – To alleviate the current and potential economic fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. lawmakers are poised to pass a response, relief, and stimulus package with a nearly $2 trillion price tag. The bill, which is the most expensive in the country’s … Read More

Coalition Urges Trump Administration to Help Rural Health Care System Prepare for Coronavirus

March 19, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As rural communities brace for the arrival of the novel coronavirus, a coalition of organization representing rural communities is urging the administration to ensure that the rural health care system has adequate resources and support to respond to this crisis. In a … Read More

Proposed Rule Undermines Packers and Stockyards Act, Fails to Provide Needed Protections to Farmer

March 13, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would undermine the intent of the Packers and Stockyards Act, according to comments submitted today by National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew. Established in 1921, the Packers and Stockyards Act exists … Read More

Training Session Prepares Farmers Union Members to Respond to Farm Stress

March 11, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org SAVANNAH – As part of the organization’s broader initiative to address a growing farm stress crisis, National Farmers Union (NFU) last week hosted a two-day, in-person session to train community mental health advocates across the country. More than 30 Farmers Union members from 19 … Read More

NFU Concludes 118th Anniversary Convention

March 3, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org SAVANNAH – The National Farmers Union (NFU) 118th Anniversary Convention concluded today following the adoption of the organization’s policy book and special orders of business. More than 500 family farmers and ranchers convened in Savannah, Georgia, to set policy positions and priorities that support … Read More

Larew to Lead National Farmers Union as its Next President

March 2, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org SAVANNAH – Delegates to the National Farmers Union (NFU) 118th Anniversary Convention today elected Rob Larew to succeed Roger Johnson as the organization’s president. Patty Edelburg, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, was reelected to serve a second term as vice president. Larew and Edelburg’s two-year terms begin … Read More

Farmers Union Honors Leah Douglas for Excellence in Agriculture Communications

March 2, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org SAVANNAH – For her work investigating the effects of consolidation and monopolization in the food and agriculture sectors, National Farmers Union (NFU) today awarded Leah Douglas with its 2020 Milt Hakel Agriculture Communications Award. Douglas, who is currently an associate editor and staff writer … Read More

NFU Urges Public and Transparent Process for Any Future Trade Assistance

February 21, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Amidst reports that recent trade deals may have a more gradual and modest impact on agricultural exports than initially thought, President Donald Trump today tweeted that “aid will be provided by the federal government” if necessary. Though National Farmers Union (NFU) appreciates … Read More

USDA Announces Innovation Initiative; NFU Urges Agency to Take Decisive Action to Address Climate Crisis

February 20, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Responding to mounting environmental challenges confronting American food production and security, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a a new, department-wide innovation initiative “to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands.” In … Read More