NFU Joins Broad Coalition in Support of USDA Rural Development

June 12, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – Recent efforts by the Trump Administration to weaken and eliminate important rural development work done within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are not sitting well with family farmers, ranchers, and rural residents. National Farmers Union (NFU) today joined a coalition of … Read More

U.S. Should Create a Fair Trade Framework That Puts Family Farmers, Ranchers, & Rural Communities First

June 12, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – As the Trump Administration navigates a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the administration to establish a new, fair trade framework for international trade deals that benefits family farmers, ranchers, and rural residents. … Read More

U.S. Should Create a Fair Trade Framework That Puts Family Farmers, Ranchers, & Rural Communities First

June 12, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – As the Trump Administration navigates a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the administration to establish a new, fair trade framework for international trade deals that benefits family farmers, ranchers, and rural residents. … Read More

What Can Farmers and Ranchers Do About Climate Change? Market Access for Pastured Meat

June 12, 2017Climate Column No Comments

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy The Climate Column has covered a number of grazing practices that encourage soil health, such as prescribed grazing and rotational grazing. These practices store atmospheric carbon in the soil while protecting forage from the increasingly volatile precipitation patterns driven by climate change, allowing producers to both mitigate … Read More

FDA to Extend Compliance Dates for Agricultural Water Standards

June 9, 2017News

June 9, 2017 By Skylar Schneider, Executive Assistant Contact: Chelsea Matzen, 202-554-1600 [email protected] This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be extending the compliance dates for agricultural water requirements established by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) produce safety rule (PSR). This extension does not include sprouts, however. The agricultural … Read More

Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules Benefits Family Organic Producers and Consumers

June 9, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – In an effort to improve the consistency and integrity of organic livestock practices and labeling, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finalize a set of regulations on organic livestock and poultry practices that are currently … Read More