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

Farmers Are Worse Off Due to Unchecked Corporate Power, NFU’s Larew Tells Senate Judiciary Committee

July 28, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – Family farmers and ranchers have suffered fewer choices, less innovation, lower prices, and poorer treatment due to “domination and market manipulation of multinational meat companies,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President today told the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In verbal testimony presented … Read More

NFU Welcomes Effort to Broaden Disaster Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers

July 27, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – The House Agriculture Committee today approved a disaster bill that would broaden the assistance available to farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather events. In addition to extending the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+), the WHIP+ Milk Loss Program, and the … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Meaningful Collaboration at IAFP

July 21, 2021Food Safety No Comments

By Billy Mitchell, NFU Food Safety Training Coordinator “Representation matters.” “Meaningful collaboration.” These simple yet powerful sentiments were shared by Armitra Jackson-Davis (Alabama A&M University) and Kranti Yemmireddy (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) during the International Association for Food Protection’s conference session, “If You Want to Go Fast, Go Alone; But If You Want … Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Praises Long Over Due Historic Competition Executive Order

July 15, 2021Press Releases No Comments

Nebraska Farmers Union Praises Long Over Due Historic Competition Executive Order   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  John Hansen 402-476-8815 Office or 402-580-8815 Cell www.nebraskafarmersunion.org   July 9, 2021 LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) praised President Joe Biden’s historic Executive Order on Competition and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s announcements in Council Bluffs, Iowa … Read More

What Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition Means for Agriculture

July 15, 2021Blog No Comments

By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director To address corporate consolidation in nearly every sector, President Joe Biden last week signed a sweeping executive order aimed at promoting competition and fairness throughout the economy. The order includes 72 directives that will be carried out by 12 federal agencies, many of which target the agricultural sector: It will offer … Read More

Higher Octane Fuel Standard Would Benefit Drivers, Farmers, Rural Communities, and the Environment

July 12, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updates its greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light duty trucks, a coalition of farm, biofuels, and environmental organizations is urging the administration to propose a higher octane fuel standard. In a letter sent today … Read More

Executive Order a “Monumental Step” Towards Fairer Economy, According to Farmers Union

July 9, 2021Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303.819.8737 [email protected] WASHINGTON – With nearly every industry enduring crushing levels of corporate power, President Joe Biden today signed an executive order aimed at promoting competition and fairness throughout the economy. The order includes 72 directives that will be carried out by 12 federal agencies, many of … Read More

Food Safety Spotlight: Preparing to Lead

July 7, 2021Blog No Comments

By Billy Mitchell, NFU Food Safety Training Coordinator, & Tricia Wancko, NFU Food Safety Grant Coordinator The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training provides an excellent opportunity both for growers to learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and for trainers to build community as they enhance their skills teaching food … Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Opposes Longer Mail Delivery Times

July 5, 2021Press Releases, Uncategorized No Comments

Nebraska Farmers Union Opposes Longer Mail Delivery Times FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  John Hansen 402-476-8815 Office or 402-580-8815 Cell www.nebraskafarmersunion.org June 23, 2021 LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) sent written remarks to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) yesterday opposing their proposal to permanently slow down First-Class Mail delivery. The letter also supported National … Read More