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NFU Board Calls for Immediate End to Government Shutdown

2019-01-18 21:12:47| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2019 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The partial government shutdownsoon to enter its fifth weekis causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. As such, the National Farmers Union […]

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USDA Announces Temporary Reopening of FSA Offices Farmers Union Urges Members to Take Advantage of Services

2019-01-16 20:18:16| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2019 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it would reopen Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices for three days to provide farmers with select services amidst a government shutdown that has closed agency offices. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent […]

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Environmental Sustainability in the 2018 Farm Bill

2019-01-16 18:34:21| National Farmers Union

By Matt Perdue, NFU Government Relations Director Environmental sustainability is critical for the future of family farming and ranching and for the health of our rural communities. As concerns over water quality, soil health and the wide-ranging effects of climate-change mount, incentives-based conservation programs are more important now than ever.   The 2018 Farm Bill maintains […]

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USDA to Send Trade Relief to JBS, Brazils Largest Meatpacker Farmers Union Says Funds Should be Targeted to American Farmers and Ranchers

2019-01-10 20:32:56| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2019 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase roughly 1.8 million pounds of pork products from Brazilian firm JBS, one of the worlds largest meatpackers, using funds appropriated by the Trump Administration to help American family farmers and ranchers weather the administrations […]

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Diverse Market Opportunities and the 2018 Farm Bill

2019-01-08 21:10:28| National Farmers Union

By Aaron Shier, NFU Government Relations Representative Though traditional commodity markets remain a large source of revenue, the market for locally or regionally produced food, value-added products, and organic agriculture are becoming increasingly important for farmers. Why are diverse market opportunities so important? Local and regional marketplaces, with their shorter supply chains, can help farmers […]

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