Member Spotlight: Donna Pearson McClish

May 13, 2020Blog, Member Spotlight No Comments

By Jeanne Janson, NFU Intern National Farmers Union (NFU) represents a diverse group of 200,000 family farmers and ranchers and food advocates, united by the belief that strong farm families and rural communities are vital to the health, security and economic well-being of our nation. In our Member Spotlight series, we will be sharing stories … Read More

13TH ANNUAL NEBRASKA WIND & SOLAR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

May 11, 2020Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2020 CONTACT: John Hansen, Conference Chair (402) 476-8815 | john@nebraskafarmersunion.com Anita Scheuler, Conference Coordinator (402) 304-2790 | admin@nebraskawsc.com 13TH ANNUAL NEBRASKA WIND & SOLAR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION The 13th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference will be held Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel … Read More

Identifying Conservation Opportunities: Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool with Ruth Rabinowitz

May 4, 2020Blog No Comments

      The Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool (RSET) is a free program offered through National Farmers Union (NFU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). It is available to help Iowa farmers, ranchers and land owners improve their working lands conservation efforts, and consequently improve topsoil and nutrient retention, as … Read More

Coalition Opposes API Petition on 2020 RFS Obligations

May 1, 2020Press Releases No Comments

May 1, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – A coalition of ethanol and farm groups today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) recent petition requesting reconsideration of the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) final rule. API claims reconsideration of the 2020 RFS … Read More

Executive Order Ignores Well-Being of Workers, Farmers Union Says

April 29, 2020Press Releases No Comments

April 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Invoking the Defense Production Act, President Donald Trump today announced that he plans to sign an executive order requiring meat processing facilities to continue operating through the coronavirus pandemic. The order, which designates such facilities as “critical infrastructure,” is expected to absolve … Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union PAC Announces Primary Endorsements

April 23, 2020Press Releases No Comments

For Immediate Release April 22, 2020   Lincoln, NE.  NEBFARMPAC, the political action committee of the Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska’s second largest general farm organization with over 4,000 farm and ranch families announced its Primary endorsements at this time for the Legislature, State Board of Education, Public Power Districts, Natural Resource Districts, and County Commissioners. … Read More

USDA Releases Details of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

April 18, 2020Press Releases No Comments

April 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As the food and agriculture industries experience significant disruptions due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released initial details for a $19 billion emergency aid package to support farmers and ranchers and bolster food security. The … Read More

USDA Must Swiftly and Fairly Distribute Assistance to Farmers and Rural Communities, According to NFU

April 7, 2020Press Releases No Comments

April 7, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Following the recent passage of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to “swiftly and efficiently implement assistance and distribute resources” to family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. In … Read More

Ag, Conservation, Wildlife Groups Unite to Advocate for Conservation Funding Support

April 2, 2020Press Releases No Comments

April 2, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Today, 76 leading farm, conservation and wildlife groups delivered a letter to Congress requesting full funding for conservation programs and technical assistance in fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations. In the letter, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), National Farmers … Read More

Fuel Standards a Missed Opportunity for Farmers, Consumers, and Environment

March 31, 2020Press Releases No Comments

March 31, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today relaxed fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2021-2026 passenger vehicles. When the rule was initially proposed over a year ago, National Farmers … Read More