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Perdue Testifies on Depressed Rural Economy

2017-05-18 00:04:17| National Farmers Union

By Skylar Schneider, NFU Executive Assistant Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on rural communities and agriculture, during which U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided an update on the state of the farm economy. In written testimony, he addressed the fact that, after a 50 percent decrease over the past four years, net farm […]

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NFU, Coalition of Rural Organizations Oppose Elimination of Rural Development Mission Area and Under Secretary

2017-05-15 22:46:31| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON Highlighting the important work carried out by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a diverse coalition of rural organizations are calling on Congress to prevent any attempt to eliminate the Rural Development Mission Area (RD) and […]

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New AHCA Even Worse for Family Farmers and Rural Americans

2017-05-03 20:37:52| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON As U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan attempts to secure votes in support of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), National Farmers Union (NFU) is reiterating its opposition to the bill. The legislation has worsened since being introduced in late March, […]

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Access to Markets: Agritourism, Policy, & Rural Communities

2017-03-16 15:46:22| National Farmers Union

By Kriss Marion, Owner and Operator of Circle M Market Farm In America, children are fond of computer games. When my children were young, they played games called Age of Empires and Rise of Nations for hours. These games, still popular today, are strategy-based storylines for which each scenario begins with collecting resources sheep, coal, […]

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Presidents Budget Shuns Rural America with Deep Cuts to Agriculture, Programs Serving Rural America

2017-03-16 14:05:53| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON President Donald J. Trump issued his fiscal year 2018 federal budget blueprint today, calling for a drastic reduction in spending on agriculture and rural related agencies and programs. Lamenting further cuts being proposed for agriculture, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued […]

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