Missouri and Nebraska Farmers Union Welcome Two Checkoff Reform Bills in Senate Presidents of Missouri and Nebraska Farmers Union issued a joint press release in response to the filing of two Bills in the U.S. Senate that deal with commodity checkoff reforms. Senators Lee from Utah and Booker from New Jersey co-sponsored S.3201, the Commodity … Read More
Nebraska Farmers Union Says Four Public Information Meetings on Poultry Contracts Were a Good Start Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) President John Hansen reported that the four public information meetings his organization co-sponsored with the Organization for Competitive Markets, Farm Aid, Nebraska Communities United and GC Resolve last week were well attended and constructive. A … Read More
Nebraska’s Energy Future: A Community Conversation June 22nd on UNK’s Campus, Copeland Room 140, 6:30-8:30 P.M. Free Coffee and Pie Served Nebraska’s Public Power system is unique in that it is the only publicly owned state run electric utility system in the nation. This means we all should have a say when it comes to … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 23, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 [email protected] WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today submitted comments today highlighting why the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) efforts to mitigate and learn more about climate change are important to America’s family farmers and ranchers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 701-690-0000 [email protected] SANTA FE, N.M. (March 10, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson moderated a panel today at NFU’s 112th Anniversary Convention on agriculture issues in the Rocky Mountain states. The panelists included Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar, New Mexico Director/Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte, and … Read More
Submitted By Mike Stranz, NFU government relations representative June 4-10, 2012 is Hemp History Week. Now in its third year, Hemp History Week is the largest national grassroots marketing and public education effort torenew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. and raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products. Hemp is an untapped opportunity … Read More
By Brittany Jablonsky, NFU government relations representative Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a proposed rule for a new microloan program within the existing Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) operating loan program. FSA proposes to offer annual or term microloans of up to $35,000 that feature a streamlined application process and less stringent requirements … Read More