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) […]

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 […]

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.”