Costco Refuses to Discuss Poultry Contracts

May 31, 2017Press Releases No Comments

Costco Refuses to Discuss Poultry Contracts   LINCOLN, NE.  As a result of Costco’s Wholesale Corporation CEO W. Craig Jelinek failure to accept or respond to an invitation from the Organization for Competitive Markets and Nebraska Farmers Union to sit down and discuss concerns with poultry contract provisions offered to area farmers, OCM and NeFU … Read More

President Trump’s Budget is an Assault on the Farm Safety Net and Rural Communities, NFU Says

May 23, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal today, recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programs. The proposal would cut Farm Bill programs by nearly $230 billion and slash the U.S. Department of … Read More

Reopening of NAFTA Provides Trump Administration With Chance to Right the U.S. Trade Agenda

May 18, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – Initiating an official renegotiation process of past, failed trade deals, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today formally notified Congress of the Trump Administration’s intentions to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The renegotiation provides the administration with a unique opportunity … Read More

Farmers Union Confronts the Farm Crisis

May 16, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – The national farm economy is deteriorating, forcing many family farmers and ranchers to make tough financial decisions that will impact their families, communities, and the entire country. In order to provide farmers with the resources and support needed to endure these tough … Read More

NFU, Coalition of Rural Organizations Oppose Elimination of Rural Development Mission Area and Under Secretary

May 15, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – Highlighting the important work carried out by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a diverse coalition of rural organizations are calling on Congress to prevent any attempt to eliminate the Rural Development Mission Area (RD) and … Read More

NFU Disappointed by House Vote for AHCA, Calls on Senate to Reject the Bill

May 4, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that would cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, lessen protections for those with preexisting conditions, and adversely affect family farmers and rural … Read More

NFU Calls on FTC to Oppose ChemChina Acquisition of Syngenta

May 1, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – Continuing a long tradition of advocating for competitive marketplaces for family farmers and ranchers, National Farmers Union (NFU) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to oppose the proposed China National Chemical Corp’s (ChemChina) acquisition of Syngenta AG. In public comments to … Read More

NeFU Comments Opposing China National Chemical Corporation’s proposed purchase of Syngenta AG

May 1, 2017Press Releases No Comments

Nebraska Farmers Union Submits Comments to Federal Trade Commission Opposing China National Chemical Corporation’s proposed purchase of Syngenta AG   Lincoln, NE.   Nebraska Farmers Union submitted written comments to the Federal Trade Commission opposing China National Chemical Corporation’s (ChemChina) proposed purchase of Syngenta AG for four basic reasons:   Based on decades of market consolidation … Read More

NFU Statement on Sonny Perdue’s Confirmation as Agriculture Secretary

April 24, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson released the following statement in response to the announcement: “Having endured months of the current farm crisis and drastic … Read More