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  • Grants Available to Fund Rural Business Development

    Grants Available to Fund Rural Business Development

    The renewal of rural America through increased business and agriculture cooperative development remains at the forefront of Farmers Union’s mission. One program for these purposes is the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG), ...

  • NFU’s 2015 Women’s Conference Registration Now Available

    NFU’s 2015 Women’s Conference Registration Now Available

    National Farmers Union (NFU) today (Nov 3, 2014) announced the opening of registration for the 2015 NFU Women’s Conference, a conference for farm and rural women. The national event, set for Jan. 17-21, 2015, in Clearwater, ...

  • ‘We can feed the world and do it safely,’ says ag industry group

    ‘We can feed the world and do it safely,’ says ag industry group

    If our agriculture industry is going to feed the world’s population, we should care enough to do it safely, humanely and sustainably. That is the message of the Agricultural Safety Council of America (ASHCA), a not-for-profit coalition of ...

  • Aging Farm Population Opens Door For Beginning Farmers

    Aging Farm Population Opens Door For Beginning Farmers

    In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting opportunities for interested individuals to get into farming. According to the U.S. Census the average age ...

  • CBO Study on RFS Deeply Flawed

    CBO Study on RFS Deeply Flawed

    National Farmers Union (NFU) Senior Vice President of Programs Chandler Goule issued the following statement in response to a study by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “CBO’s ...

  • NFU Urges DOJ to Block Tyson’s Buyout of Hillshire

    NFU Urges DOJ to Block Tyson’s Buyout of Hillshire

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to reports that Tyson Foods won a bidding war to acquire Hillshire Brands: “Tyson Food’s likely purchase of Hillshire benefits corporate ...

  • NFU Announces Beginning Farmer Institute Participants

    NFU Announces Beginning Farmer Institute Participants

    National Farmers Union (NFU) announced the 15 participants selected for the fourth class of its Beginning Farmer Institute. Those selected for the next class are Nicole Vojtech of Ohio; Tracey Zink of Nebraska; Courtney Krueger of North Dakota; ...

  • USDA Announces Conservation Programs that Benefit Beginning Farmers

    USDA Announces Conservation Programs that Benefit Beginning Farmers

    Yesterday U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the beginning of a sign-up period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and implementation of the Transition Incentives Program (TIP): “I applaud the administration’s ...

  • NFU’s 2014 College Conference on Cooperatives a Success

    NFU’s 2014 College Conference on Cooperatives a Success

    More than 135 students from the United States and Puerto Rico participated in the National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives last week. The students learned how cooperative businesses are adapting to changing environments in ...

  • NFU Thankful for Farm Bill, Livestock Disaster Programs

    NFU Thankful for Farm Bill, Livestock Disaster Programs

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement to expedite assistance to farmers and ranchers suffering through the California drought and other recent ...

  • NFU Hosts 2014 College Conference on cooperatives

    NFU Hosts 2014 College Conference on cooperatives

    Students from across the nation will gather in Minneapolis Feb. 14 -16, for ’s (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC), to learn how cooperative businesses operate for the benefit of their customers. The annual event ...

  • President Obama Signs 2014 Farm Bill

    President Obama Signs 2014 Farm Bill

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following President Obama signing the 2014 Farm Bill at a ceremony today: “The president’s signature brings closure to a long process of negotiations, ...

  • Agriculture Leads Year of Action

    Agriculture Leads Year of Action

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014: “Family farmers and ranchers have always been willing to roll up their sleeves and do ...

  • IYFF Celebrates Family Farmers, the Original Conservationists

    IYFF Celebrates Family Farmers, the Original Conservationists

    Family farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists. They understand that caring for natural resources is crucial to the long-term viability of the family farm. As such, National Farmers Union (NFU) is  proud to support conservation ...

  • House Passes Farm Bill, NFU Praises Efforts

    House Passes Farm Bill, NFU Praises Efforts

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014, by a 251-166 vote this morning. “On behalf of the family farmers, ...

  • NFU Responds to State of the Union Address

    NFU Responds to State of the Union Address

     National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: “NFU is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy ...

  • NFU Board Calls on Congress to Pass 2014 Farm Bill this Week

    NFU Board Calls on Congress to Pass 2014 Farm Bill this Week

    The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson, under direction from the NFU Board of Directors, sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner calling for the 2014 Farm Bill to be called up ...

  • NFU Grassroots Policy Discussions Begin in Washington

    NFU Grassroots Policy Discussions Begin in Washington

    National Farmers Union (NFU) commenced its grassroots policy revision process this week with the 2014 policy committee in Washington, D.C. This year’s committee is comprised of Tim Velde (chairman) of Minnesota, Tom Coudron of Missouri, ...

  • NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

    NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon initial review of the language released ...

  • NFU Reiterates Farm Bill Priorities, Urges No Changes to COOL

    NFU Reiterates Farm Bill Priorities, Urges No Changes to COOL

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter on Wed. 22 to the members of the farm bill conference committee emphasizing the importance of finishing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill as soon as possible. “It is time ...