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 […]

GOP 2018 Farm Bill Doesn’t Spare Rural Americans Pain and Anguish; Hurts Our Farmers, Ranchers, Veterans, Seniors, Mothers, Retailers

It seems the Republicans just can’t help hurting their base voters. This time it’s the House GOP’s 2018 Farm Bill that is shaping up to be another affront to Rural America. The Farm Bill shortchanges farmers and ranchers and doesn’t make up for the money and jobs that will be lost to U.S. growers and […]

Heartless Trump Sacrifices American Farmers in Unnecessary Trade War

A bad idea just doesn’t make for sound public policy; uniformed, chaotic government doesn’t make wise choices; and it is self-destructive for people to allow ignorant and intolerant politicians to lead. For a moment try to forget about the tawdry sex scandals, suspected election subterfuge and signs of using the presidency of the United States […]

Now is the Time To Make the 2018 Farm Bill Better

It’s easy to understand how some of us might have missed National Agriculture Day earlier this week with all the screaming tawdry tabloid headlines out of Washington. Some of us might not even realize that Congress is beginning to shape a new Farm Bill this session. Well, neither of those points slipped by our family […]