Monday, February 24, 2020

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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers

A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: NFU Applauds Congressional Impetus on Climate Change

U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York today released a framework for what they call a “Green New Deal.”
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: U.S., Canada, Mexico Reach Deal on New Trade Pact

In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, the U.S. has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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NFU applauds R&D increases in President’s FY 2017 budget request

The National Farmers Union (NFU) supported President Barack Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2017, praising the foresight of an expanded budget for clean energy research and development (R&D), which will be nearly doubled to $12.8 billion by 2021.
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NFU files petition after EPA issues renewable fuel volume targets below Congressional RFS

Story CopyThe National Farmers Union (NFU) recently filed a petition with the District of Columbia U.S.
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NFU president applauds president’s efforts on climate change, criticizes TPP

Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the President’s inclusion of the issue of climate change, which has affected farming and ranching operations throughout the country.
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National Farmers Union president calls for increased action on climate change

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson spoke of the need for more action to combat climate change and more risk management tools for American farmers.
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