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NFU and UFCW Make Case for Meaningful NAFTA Improvements

2017-10-18 14:57:52| National Farmers Union

For Immediate Release October 18, 2017 Contact: ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON, D.C.  National Farmers Union (NFU) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union sent a joint letter to the Senate today describing how North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations could more broadly benefit American family farmers and meatpacking workers. In the letter, UFCW […]

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NFU Deeply Disappointed by USDA Decision to Terminate Farmer Fair Practices Rules

2017-10-17 20:51:36| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it would be terminating the Farmer Fair Practices Rule on Competitive Injury, a rule that would have provided the most basic of protections to American family farmers and ranchers as they endure increasingly concentrated markets […]

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Access To Markets: Virginia Grown and State Labels 

2017-10-11 17:17:26| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy The market for local and regional food is an important one for beginning producers. A January 2015 report to Congress issued by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) notes that producer participation in local food systems is growing, and the value of local food salesappears to be […]

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Including Lentils in Crop Rotation

2017-10-10 20:53:38| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Here on the Climate Column, we have discussed the climate benefits that can be achieved through extending crop rotations. A longer rather than shorter rotation can mitigate erosion if the rotation reduces or eliminates time that soil lays bare; assist with pathogen, pest and weed […]

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Joint statement from the U.S. Cattlemens Association and National Farmers Union regarding Sage Grouse Plans

2017-10-05 23:34:35| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 CONTACT National Farmers Union: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, ajerome@nfudc.org U.S. Cattlemens Association: Lia Biondo, 202-870-1552, lia@wssdc.com The agriculture and conservation communities spent recent years working together on management plans that successfully prevented a non-listing of the Greater Sage Grouse, while providing grazing management flexibility for livestock producers and land managers. […]

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