Even A Top Senate Republican Blames House GOP for Farm Bill Gridlock

The election has come and gone, but nothing has changed for America’s Family Farmers who are hurting because of low crop prices coupled with retaliatory tariffs abroad as a result of Trump’s trade war. It is time for the House Republicans to end their obstructionist holdout and pass a Farm Bill that will help keep the […]

Fate of Industrial Hemp Measure is Up in the Air Without a Farm Bill

There are so many reasons why the House Republicans need to end their obstructionism and pass the Senate Farm Bill, but here’s one that should inspire them to do their jobs: by 2022 the industrial hemp industry should be worth about $3 billion a year, and that means a new revenue stream for Washington. Held […]

Congress Will Let Farm Bill Expire Without a Replacement

Barring a miracle, the Republican-led Congress will do the unthinkable, leaving farmers hanging and exposed to economic hardship when the Farm Bill expires at the end of the federal fiscal year (Sunday, Sept. 30). The House Republican leadership is holding farmers hostage by refusing to budge over their demands that the Farm Bill include draconian […]

Farm Bill On Life Support; House Extremists Spurn Family Farmers

There are only about a half-dozen days left on the legislative calendar before the current Farm Bill expires on Sept. 30. Talks are at an impasse. Chances are you haven’t heard much, if anything, about the bill’s current state of play. That’s because the mainstream media isn’t covering the Farm Bill’s progress the way it […]

Farmers Union to Host 350 Family Farmers and Ranchers for DC Fly-In

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org Farmers Union to Host 350 Family Farmers for Fly-In Advocates Will Hear from Secretary Perdue, Top USDA Officials, Members of Congress WASHINGTON – Amidst an historic decline in net farm income and added disruptions in agricultural trade and biofuel markets, National Farmers Union (NFU) […]

China Again Hits Rural America in Retaliation for Trump’s Trade War

Update 2 (July 5, 2018): China says it hopes Trump will rethink his trade war before it kicks off at 12:01 a.m. July 6, but with his $34 billion in tariffs likely to take effect Beijing is ready to strike back dollar-for-dollar. Rural America will feel nearly the full force of China’s retaliatory action. “Beijing […]

Time to Step Up to Protect Children, Family Farmers, Seniors, Veterans, Armed Forces and Farmers Markets from Cruel, Destructive Farm Bill

We’re nearing the homestretch now in the effort to ensure Congress passes a Farm Bill that protects children, Family Farmers, seniors, veterans, and active duty military personnel. Congress must be pressured to preserve shared federal, state and local authority over safe food, land and water resources, as well. The House GOP bill is an $867 […]

National Farmers Union on Bayer-Monsanto Merger

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) formally approved German drug and chemical giant Bayer’s $62.5 billion acquisition of Monsanto. The deal, which is the latest in a long string of agribusiness mergers, will consolidate control of more than a quarter of the world’s seed and pesticides market and create the largest seed and crop chemicals […]

Just in from National Farmers Union

“Major changes need to be made to this bill. Farmers Union urges the House to send it back to committee to make significant improvements worthy of the men and woman who feed, fuel and clothe our nation.”

Christian and Charitable Organizations Are Joining Right- and Left-Leaning Partisan Groups in Opposing GOP House Farm Bill

After the $1.5 trillion tax bonanza mostly for corporations and billionaires, many people thought an equally generous Farm Bill would be easy pickings. Traditionally no major measure is crafted to unite an urban-suburban-rural coalition of supporters like the Farm Bill since it ultimately reaches the dinner of every American. From incentives for the people who […]