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Over 200 Farm, Food and Rural Groups Support Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Bills

2019-05-22 21:36:13| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 22, 2019 Washington, D.C.  Today, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organizations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI). The Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust […]

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Farmers Union Encouraged by First Step to Address Climate Crisis

2019-05-21 15:39:26| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-559-9890hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today held a hearing dedicated to the issue of climate change and the agricultural sector. In written testimony, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson thanked the committee for addressing the deleterious effects of climate change […]

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NFU Urges Congress to Halt Relocation, Reorganization of Research Agencies

2019-05-16 22:00:14| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 16, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-559-9890hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON Despite concerns about how it would affect the  quality, quantity, and objectivity of agricultural research, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rushing forward with plans to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS), two major […]

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Trade Assistance Must Help All Affected Farmers, NFU Says

2019-05-15 22:05:00| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 15, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON Following the recent escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States that will likely exacerbate the erosion of agricultural export markets and further depress commodity prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to announce a trade assistance package to support […]

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Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War

2019-05-09 22:44:54| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 9, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House is expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. President Donald Trump has also threatened to levy duties on an […]

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