NFU Urges Canadian Agriculture Minister to Review Recent COOL Study; Allow WTO Process on COOL to Run Its Course

February 10, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 9, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson urged the Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz, to review the results of a recent econometric study showing that “COOL did not have a negative impact on Canadian cattle exports,” … Read More

COOL Lawsuit Dismissed; NFU Calls Canadian Attempts To Lobby Congress ‘Last Act of Desperation’

February 10, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Feb. 9, 2015) Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson praised today’s dismissal of the U.S. District Court lawsuit on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), filed by the multinational meatpacking industry and their allies to try and stop the USDA from implementing the very … Read More

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2015 NFU Beginning Farmers Institute

January 31, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Jan. 30, 2015) Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) is now accepting applications for the 2015 class of the Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI). The annual program is open to individuals who are new to farming, in the process of transferring an operation from a … Read More

NFU Calls Enthusiastic Signup for Dairy Program “Great News,” Underscores Need for Risk Management Tools for Family-Run Dairies

January 13, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 12, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 12, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the strong signup for the new Margin Protection Plan (MPP) for dairy was “great news,” and noted the warm reception the new program was receiving from family farmers was clear evidence … Read More

NFU Proudly Joins New Coalition To Promote Normalized Relations With Cuba

January 9, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 8, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 8, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) today joined other prominent members of the U.S. food and agriculture community in the launch of the new U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), a group aiming to re-establish normalized trade relations with Cuba. “NFU … Read More

NFU Guest Opinion: Trading Away Our Future?

January 8, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 7, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (Jan. 7, 2015) – National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson argues in a POLITICO Pro guest column today that all future U.S. trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal of reducing the U.S. trade deficit, while ensuring that our trading partners are … Read More