National Farmers Union Calls on USDA to Support Competition in Meat and Poultry Processing

September 2, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to a request for information on “Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure.” In the wake of the July 9, 2021 Executive Order … Read More

Farmers Must be Heard during WOTUS Rule Re-Write, NFU Tells EPA and Army Corps

August 31, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] Today, National Farmers Union Vice President Patty Edelburg provided remarks during a public stakeholder meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the agencies’ intention to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the … Read More

NeFU Provides Guidance to USDA on Investments and Opportunities For Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure

August 31, 2021Press Releases No Comments

For Immediate Release August 31, 2021 Contact: John Hansen 402-476-8815 or [email protected]   NeFU Provides Guidance to USDA on Investments and Opportunities For Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure Lincoln, NE. Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) provided written guidance to USDA relative to how to utilize the additional funding that is being made available by the Biden … Read More

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

August 26, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Next Generation Fuel Act, which increases gasoline octane to a minimum standard through low-carbon, renewable fuels. Farmers and consumers stand to gain from the economic and environmental benefits brought about by this legislation. National Farmers Union has … Read More

EPA Urged to Increase Usage of Biofuels, NFU Testimony States

August 25, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – Today, Rob Larew, President of National Farmers Union, testified before the EPA in a hearing for the agency’s planned revision of the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. As automakers refine vehicle technology, the opportunity exists to reduce GHG emissions in internal combustion … Read More

NFU Welcomes New USDA Guidance on Enforcement of Packers and Stockyards Act Provision

August 24, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 Contact: David Schuller [email protected] WASHINGTON – Today, USDA issued a guidance document on how the Department will enforce the final rule on “Undue and Unreasonable Preferences and Advantages” under the Packers and Stockyards Act as it composes new rules to bring fairness to the marketplace for farmers and ranchers. … Read More

INVEST in America Act Passes the Senate

August 10, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – In a 69-30 vote, the U.S. Senate today passed the INVEST in America Act, which would allocate $1.2 trillion towards updating national infrastructure. The package would benefit family farmers and rural communities by improving roads and bridges, expanding broadband access, protecting watersheds, and … Read More

Omission of High Octane Fuels from Fuel Emissions Standards is a Missed Opportunity, Per Farmers Union

August 6, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – In its proposed its greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light duty trucks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) neglected to create a pathway to high octane, low carbon fuel, as National Farmers Union (NFU) and more two dozen other farm, … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: A Food Safety Community Grows in the Northeast

August 4, 2021Blog, Food Safety No Comments

By Billy Mitchell, NFU Food Safety Training Coordinator Lowering produce safety risks. Growing great food. Building community. Growers and service providers have a long list of top priorities. The voluntary Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) program of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association—with operation coordinated by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension—aims to help growers adopt … Read More

NeFU Commends Senate Judiciary Committee for its Hearing on Ag Market Concentration

July 29, 2021Press Releases No Comments

For Immediate Release                                                                                 July 28, 2021 Contact: John Hansen 402-476-8815 or [email protected] NeFU Commends Senate Judiciary Committee for its Hearing on Ag Market Concentration   Lincoln, NE. Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) commended the Senate Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing on market concentration in the livestock industry “Beefing … Read More