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NFU Commends USDA Decision to Authorize Emergency Grazing

2017-06-23 21:56:29| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today authorized the release of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota for emergency haying and grazing. The announcement came just days after a number of elected officials, National Farmers Union, […]

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NFU Applauds Decision to Suspend Importation of Fresh Brazilian Beef

2017-06-23 00:36:13| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to food safety and animal health concerns. The announcement came on the heels of a scandal in which Brazils largest food-processing giants JBS and […]

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Access to Efficiency: Conserving Water Q&A With Blake Osborn

2017-06-22 17:02:17| National Farmers Union

By Steven Emmen, NFU Intern Blake Osborn is a water resources specialist at Colorado State University (CSU) Extension in Pueblo, CO. On Tuesday, June 20, we had the opportunity to discuss how beginning farmers can conserve water. Q: For a beginning farmer, what are the first steps to ensure you are conserving water? A: In […]


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Farmers Union Makes Rural Voices Heard on Healthcare

2017-06-21 22:25:29| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON As Senate Republicans rush to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before the Fourth of July recess, National Farmers Union (NFU) continues to urge Congress to consider the needs of rural Americans in health care reform. Today, NFU President Roger Johnson […]

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NFU Requests Emergency Release of CRP Land Amid Drought Conditions

2017-06-21 21:00:19| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON In response to persistent drought conditions in the Upper Great Plains, NFU President Roger Johnson joined North Dakota Farmers Union, South Dakota Farmers Union, Minnesota Farmers Union, and Montana Farmers Union to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to release Conservation […]

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