National Farmers President Paul Olson, Taylor, Wisconsin and Ag Policy Analyst Gene Paul, Delevan, Minnesota thanked President Biden for the measures in the Executive Order. Olson said, “National Farmers Organization has always worked for economic stability for family farms and we appreciate any proposals to level the economic playing field for farmers and ranchers.”
“We support efforts to reinstate mandatory Country of Origin Labeling, so U.S. producers can compete against the growing tide of undifferentiated products imported into our domestic markets,” said Paul. These issues affect producers as they purchase the inputs they need to produce commodities, and they affect them when they sell commodities. “Our farmer-members are gratified this administration is signaling its intent to help U.S. farmers,” said Olson.
While consumers pay significant amounts at grocery stores, farmers’ share of the food dollar has declined, a fact sheet released by the White House said. “For several decades the farmer’s share of the food dollar has declined, and I know producers are looking forward to a reversal of those trendlines,” Olson said.