NFU Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarships to Young Agricultural Leaders

June 9, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected], (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – To support the next generation of agricultural professionals, National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) today announced the 2022 recipients of its annual scholarship awards. Every year, the organization presents several scholarships to students in any area of study attending a two- … Read More

National Farmers Union Supports President Biden’s Raising of Ethanol Blending Mandates

June 3, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected], (202) 557-5328 Brings relief at gas pumps and increases America’s energy independence WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Biden announced an increase in ethanol blending mandates for 2021. The increase is above the figure proposed in December and will more accurately align with U.S. consumption levels. … Read More

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew Responds to USDA Food System Announcement

June 1, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected], (202) 557-5328 Calls the effort, “A great step towards a more secure food supply chain and a fair agricultural economy” WASHINGTON, DC – In a speech today at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the framework for a broad … Read More

USDA Releases Proposed Rule to Reform Poultry Tournament System and Announces Further Meat Processing Investment

May 26, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected], (202) 557-5328 NFU welcomes the rule and awaits additional actions to strengthen Packers & Stockyards Act enforcement  WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released a proposed rule to establish greater transparency in poultry growing contracts and tournaments. This is the first of … Read More

NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee

May 18, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected], (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 7606, the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022. The bill would increase enforcement of competition laws and boost USDA’s resources to investigate abusive market practices. “Passage of this bill is a … Read More

NFU Expresses Support for White House’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

May 9, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected], (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the White House launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program intended to close the U.S. digital divide by making reliable, high-speed internet affordable to many families in rural and urban communities. The program will provide an estimated … Read More

Food Safety for All Types of Learners

April 27, 2022Blog, Food Safety No Comments

By: Katherine Olvera, NFU Intern How do you learn best? Some of us turn to workshops hosted by experts where we can see things firsthand and ask questions. Others like to do some learning from the comfort of our own home (or farm!), turning to online resources. As the Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC), a … Read More

Farmers Union Member Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

April 26, 2022Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker [email protected], (202) 557-5328 WASHINGTON – Representing National Farmers Union (NFU) in a hearing today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Shelly Ziesch testified in support of S.4030, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022 and S.3870, the Meat and Poultry … Read More