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USDA to Rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules to Detriment of Family Organic Producers and Consumers, NFU Says

2017-12-15 17:53:57| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today their intent to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The rule was finalized in January 2017, but placed on hold when the new administration took office. National Farmers Union (NFU) supports […]


Category:Agriculture and Forestry

Access to Efficiency: CSP Bundles and Water Quality

2017-12-12 21:40:58| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy In our previous post on the Beginning Farmer Forum, we introduced the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). CSP can help beginning farmers achieve efficiencies in their business by providing technical assistance and incentive payments to establish installations or enhance practices that can reduce input costs or […]

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Category:Agriculture and Forestry

What Can Farmers Do About Climate Change? Soil Health and Drainage

2017-12-12 00:01:58| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Extreme precipitation is a serious concern for farmers as the climate continues to change. In many areas, downpours will be concentrated earlier in the year. Standing water and moist soil will work against farmers trying to get into the fields in time for crop insurance […]

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Category:Agriculture and Forestry

Senate Passes Tax Cuts for the Wealthy on Backs of Family Farmers and Future Generations, NFU Says

2017-12-02 08:15:33| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate today voted 51-49 to approve its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. National Farmers Union (NFU) staunchly opposed the legislation because it would increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion, jeopardize funding for farm safety net programming, […]

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