NFU Holds 78th All-States Leadership Camp for Rural Youth

June 30, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 dthews@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (June 30, 2014) – Young adults from across the country are returning home from Bailey, Colo., where they participated in National Farmers Union’s (NFU) All-States Leadership Camp. “Our grassroots heritage includes an educational program for young leaders that is more than 75 years old,” said NFU … Read More

NFU Urges Congress to Stay the Course on COOL

June 30, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 dthews@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (June 30, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to renewed efforts by opponents of Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) to repeal the consumer labeling requirements: “The World Trade Organization’s report on COOL’s compliance with trade obligations has reportedly been … Read More

CBO Study on RFS Deeply Flawed

June 27, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Thews, 202-554-1600 dthews@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (June 27, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) Senior Vice President of Programs Chandler Goule issued the following statement in response to a study by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “CBO’s claim that repealing the RFS would … Read More

NFU Statement on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal

June 2, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (June 2, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon pollution 30 percent by 2030: “The changing climate has already begun to affect agriculture, and it is … Read More

NFU Statement on Committee Passage of House Ag Appropriations Bill

May 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ passage of agriculture appropriations legislation: “Unfortunately, the House Appropriations Committee has chosen to rehash old farm bill fights by defeating two amendments aimed … Read More

EWG Ethanol Study Seriously Flawed

May 29, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) recent publication, “Ethanol’s Broken Promise: Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: “EWG’s finding that corn ethanol creates more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than … Read More

NFU President Recaps USDA Trade Mission to China

May 20, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 20, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on his recent participation in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mission to promote U.S.-produced biofuels and other agricultural products in northeast China: “I appreciate U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s … Read More

NFU Statement on House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations

May 20, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 20, 2014) – Today both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees marked up legislation for the 2015 fiscal year. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson previously submitted testimony to both the House and Senate subcommittees outlining a number of … Read More

NFU President Joins USDA Trade Mission to China

May 7, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (May 7, 2014) — Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson joins Michael Scuse, under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a number of other renewable energy and agriculture leaders from across the country on a mission … Read More

Johnson Discusses COOL, Competition and RFS at House Livestock Hearing

April 30, 2014Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108 bjablonsky@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (April 30, 2014) – Today National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson testified before a U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit hearing to review the state of the livestock industry. “Farmers and ranchers are proud of what they produce and studies have … Read More