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

NFU Announces Twenty Participants for 2017-18 Beginning Farmers Institute

June 8, 2017Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) has announced twenty beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2017-2018 Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI) program. The Institute empowers the success of America’s next generation of farmers by providing mentorship, technical … Read More

Access to Efficiency: Water & Prior Appropriation

June 6, 2017Beginning Farmers No Comments

By Steven Emmen, NFU Intern It would be very difficult to be a successful farmer without adequate access to water. Depending on the topography of the region and the basin that a farmer is diverting from, they will face vastly different issues when acquiring water. When managing water resources there are two things to always remember: the … Read More