January 22, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – To address a dramatic rise in hunger, President Joe Biden today signed an executive order that would increase food assistance for families missing meals due to school closures as well as boost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the lowest-income households. Throughout the … Read More

Farm, Biofuels, and Environmental Groups Oppose SAFE Rule

January 22, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – An alliance of farm, biofuels, and environmental organizations last night filed an amicus brief in objection to the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficiency Vehicle (SAFE) Rule on the grounds that it both fails to account for toxic pollution from aromatic-laden fuel as well as … Read More

Biden Begins Presidency With Action on Climate, Immigration

January 20, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In his first hours as president, Joe Biden issued a flurry of executive orders and policy proposals covering a wide range of issues. Of particular interest to National Farmers Union (NFU) is President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. The organization, … Read More

Farmers Union Denounces Last Minute RFS Waivers

January 20, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – In its final hours under President Donald Trump’s jurisdiction, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued three waivers retroactively exempting oil refineries from their 2018 and 2019 obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The decision comes on the heels of the … Read More

Farmers Union Congratulates Dr. Jewel Bronaugh on Deputy Secretary Nomination

January 19, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden yesterday nominated Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to serve as his Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to hold the second-in-command position at the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Bronaugh, who has been … Read More

U.S. Farm & Biofuel Leaders Condemn Rumors of Last-Minute RFS Waivers

January 14, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – America’s top biofuel and farm advocates called on President Trump to reject last-minute attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and American farmers throughout the country, a plan reported to be under consideration by Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). … Read More

Tenth Circuit Court Plaintiffs Respond to Supreme Court Action

January 11, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision in RFA et al. v. EPA,  which overturned three inappropriately granted small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The following is a statement … Read More

Farm & Biofuel Coalition Rejects EPA’s Excuses for Failing to Comply with 2017 Court Order

January 7, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed its reply in support of its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion, originally filed on November 23, 2020, asks the court to … Read More

Farmers Union Condemns Violent Effort to Undermine Democracy

January 7, 2021Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As Congress prepared to verify the results of the 2020 presidential election today, a group of far-right insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol building, vandalizing and stealing federal property, assaulting Capitol police officers, and threatening lawmakers with violence. The event, which occurred mere blocks … Read More

Farmers Union Welcomes Stimulus Package, Urges Biden Administration to Follow Up with Additional Assistance

December 22, 2020Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2020 Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – After months of negotiations, Congress today passed a $900 billion pandemic relief bill. As the pandemic has worn on over the last several months, National Farmers Union (NFU) has repeatedly urged legislators to provide American families and businesses with the help they need … Read More