Currency Realignment Would Boost Economic Outlook for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says

July 31, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– With little relief in sight for persistently low commodity prices, U.S. family farmers and ranchers are facing a bleak economic future. But a bipartisan bill introduced today by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) would help restore prosperity to rural America … Read More

USDA Releases Details for Market Facilitation Program; NFU Urges Long-Term Solutions for Oversupply and Low Prices

July 25, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– Two months after announcing its intentions to provide a new package to assist family farmers and ranchers coping with trade damages, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released finalized details about the timing and calculation of direct payments to producers through the … Read More

Farmers Union Announces New Education Priorities

July 23, 2019Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org   WASHINGTON – Today’s farmers have to do more than just grow food; running a successful operation requires a broad range of skills, including marketing, business management, mechanical repair, and agronomy. To more effectively meet the growing needs of family farmers and ranchers, National … Read More

For Immediate Release: Senator’s Property Tax Relief Plan Has Strong Support from Ag & Education Coalition

January 21, 2019Press Releases No Comments

Nebraskans United for Property Tax Reform & Education   Senator’s Property Tax Relief Plan Has Strong Support from Ag & Education Coalition Group Says LB314 Creates Balanced and Fair Tax System for Nebraska  A broad-based coalition of Nebraska ag and education groups is supporting legislation that would provide more than $700 million in property tax … Read More

2018 NeFU Special Orders of Business

December 21, 2018Press Releases No Comments

2017-2018 Nebraska Farmers Union State Convention Five Special Orders of Business #1: Special Order of Business on the Farm Bill and Prolonged Farm Crisis Whereas, grain commodity prices are far below the cost of production for the fourth year in a row, and many farmers, especially beginning farmers, are facing severe financial stress including the … Read More

2017 Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Report

November 20, 2018Press Releases No Comments

2017 Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Report   The 10th Annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference was held November 8-9th in Lincoln at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.  On Sunday afternoon 25 participants toured the Lincoln Electric System wind turbines on the northeast side of Lincoln along with their biogas project that is used to produce … Read More

GIPSA Final Rule is Deeply Disappointing and Frustrating

October 26, 2017Press Releases No Comments

NeFU Says Secretary of Agriculture Decision to Withdraw the GIPSA Final Rule is Deeply Disappointing and Frustrating   (October 17, 2017) – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) president John Hansen said his organization was deeply disappointed with USDA Secretary Perdue’s decision to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed final rule.  The proposed … Read More