NFU’s government relations department serves as our members’ direct link to Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other key federal agencies. While NFU policy is driven from the grassroots level, the government relations staff takes the organization’s priorities directly to the nation’s key decision-makers. NFU staff advocate policy positions, promote legislation, respond to proposed rules and regulations, and bring matters to the attention of top government officials through regular meetings, letters, issue briefings and other means.


TAKE ACTION: 2013 District Work Packet
Members of Congress are leaving Washington for the month of August and heading back home to hear from their constituents. This is a perfect opportunity for you to meet with them or their staff and discuss the issues that are important to you, like the 2013 Farm Bill, the Renewable Fuel Standard, immigration reform, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reauthorization, Country-of-Origin Labeling and a Chinese company’s proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods.

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