NFU Releases 2022 Farmer’s Share of Thanksgiving Food Dollar

November 21, 2022Press Releases

November 21, 2022 Contact: press@nfudc.org   Record corporate profits outpace farmer’s share of food dollar and lead to higher prices for consumers WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) released the 2022 Farmer’s Share of the food dollar for several items typically served for the Thanksgiving holiday. “Corporate profits and consumer food costs continue to … Read More

NFU Applauds Rollout of USDA Funds for Local Meat Processing

November 2, 2022Press Releases

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcing major investments in local and regional meat and poultry processing around the country. “For decades, consolidation in meat processing has put the squeeze on farmers, ranchers, and consumers while corporate monopolies rake in record … Read More

NFU Statement on USDA Debt Relief Announcement

October 18, 2022Press Releases

October 18, 2022  Contact: press@nfudc.org  WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issuing information on critical new debt relief programs. These programs will help distressed borrowers holding Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans and are primarily funded through the Inflation … Read More

NFU President Rob Larew Participates in White House Hunger Conference

September 28, 2022Press Releases

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew participated in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health today. This historic conference is the first of its kind since 1969. “Family farmers and ranchers work hard to feed their communities, and Farmers Union is proud to stand together in this fight to –– … Read More

Farmers Union Members Hold Successful Legislative Fly-In

September 15, 2022Press Releases

WASHINGTON – This week over 250 Farmers Union members from across the country arrived in Washington, DC to advocate for family farmers. Over the course of the week, Farmers Union members attended hundreds of Congressional meetings, met with over a dozen federal agencies, and directly participated in discussions with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Federal … Read More

NFU Statement on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

August 12, 2022Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: “The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is cause for optimism for farmers and ranchers across the country, with historic investments in voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs that are … Read More

NFU Statement on Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

July 29, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC – National Farmers Union (NFU) strongly supports the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 as currently presented by the Senate. Overall, this bill invests $40 billion in agricultural and rural communities. “NFU welcomes the major investments in voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs for agriculture included in the Inflation Reduction … Read More

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in the Senate

July 26, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act in the United States Senate, which increases gasoline octane to a minimum standard through low-carbon, renewable fuels. Farmers and consumers stand to gain from the economic and environmental benefits brought about by this legislation. … Read More

NFU Hosts 84th All-States Leadership Retreat

July 7, 2022Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2022 Contact: press@nfudc.org   Chippewa Falls, WI – Last week, youth members of Farmers Union from around the country participated in the 84th National Farmers Union (NFU) All-States Leadership Retreat. This year’s event was held at Wisconsin Farmers Union’s Kamp Kenwood on the shores of Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls, … Read More