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NFU Stands For…

Renewing the RFS

The RFS has been a boon to the U.S. economy, projected to add more than $1.7 trillion to our Gross Domestic Product between 2008 and 2022.

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Country-of-Origin Labeling

COOL mandates that muscle cuts of meat and some vegetables, nuts and fruits sold at retail must contain a label informing consumers about the country where the product was sourced.

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FAIR Trade Policies

All future U.S. trade agreements should have a specific goal of reducing the U.S. trade deficit and balancing trade inflows and outflows, not just increasing total trade flows.

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Farmer’s Share Of Retail Food Dollar

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 15.8* cents of every food dollar that consumers spend on food at home and away from home? According to USDA, off farm costs including marketing, processing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing account for more than 80 cents of every food dollar spent in the United States.

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We Are NFU

National Farmers Union believes that good opportunities in production agriculture are the foundation of strong farm and ranch families, and strong farm and ranch families are the basis for thriving rural communities. Vibrant rural communities, in turn, are vital to the health, security and economic well-being of our entire national economy.

Meet some of the men and women who make up National Farmers Union.

Denise Brown
Donn Teske
Jameil Saez
John Hansen
Kent Wright
Rob McClure and Erin Schneider

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We stand for agriculture

We are a grassroots, producer-driven organization that believes strong family agriculture is the basis for thriving rural communities.

We listen to you

The key to our success and credibility has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. Whether the issue is food safety, dairy, specialty crops, trade or any other item facing America’s family farmers – NFU listens to its members.

We get results

NFU is a powerful and respected voice on critical issues on the national and state levels. Our state and national leaders and staff understand the critical issues facing rural America and family agriculture. We represent YOUR voice to elected officials.

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