The latest news from the National Farmers Press Room
National Farmers Organization Favors COOL Re-instatement
May 9, 2022 AMES, Iowa— National Farmers Organization’s ongoing support of mandatory Country of Origin Labeling continues with recent U.S. House legislation. Congressmen Lance Gooden (R-Tex.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), introduced a bill for MCOOL in late March which would…
National Farmers Favors Biden’s Ag Initiatives
July 14, 2021 AMES, Iowa—President Joe Biden on July 9 issued a comprehensive executive order addressing issues related to consolidation of businesses, including agribusinesses, and the tide of economic issues it sparks for the production level of the farm…
Eliminate Dairy Bloc Voting
(Ames, Iowa) February 23, 2021 — At its 2021 virtual Convention February 9, National Farmers Organization announced it favors congressional measures to eliminate bloc voting on USDA federal milk marketing referendums. Organization members indicated it would help create a system where dairy producers can have…
Federal Milk Marketing Order Reform
(Ames, Iowa) August 10, 2020 — National Farmers Organization dairy leaders say it’s time for the elimination of bloc voting by co-ops, when it comes to Federal Milk Marketing Order hearings. Currently, only dairy farmers who are independent and not members of cooperatives may cast individual ballots.
May 7, 2020, National Farmers Says It’s Time to Recognize U.S. has One Federal Order Milk Market, Not 11
(Ames, Iowa) May 7, 2020 — National Farmers Organization dairy leader says it’s time for milk regulators to recognize U.S. milk markets should be treated as one national system, rather than the regional approach USDA’s Federal Milk Marketing Orders uses now.
National Farmers Endorses New York Senator Gillibrand’s, Congresswoman Maloney’s Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act
(Ames, Iowa) April 28, 2020 — National Farmers Organization on Tuesday endorsed the Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.
National Farmers Proposes Moratorium on Farm Foreclosures, One National Milk Marketing Order in Wake of COVID-19 Consequences
(Ames, Iowa) April 20, 2020 — As dairy farmers are pounded by rock-bottom pay prices because of COVID-19’s economic repercussions, National Farmers, a national milk, beef and grains marketer, is calling for a moratorium on farm foreclosures, and one federal milk marketing order to help with extreme farmer financial distress.
U.S. Dairy Farmers Face Market Shock Wave from COVID-19
U.S. Dairy Farmers Face Market Shock Wave from COVID-19 (Ames, Iowa) April 1, 2020 — In some areas of the country, automobiles line up for more than a mile at food banks because Americans are experiencing rising unemployment levels caused by the COVID-19...
One National Milk Marketing Order Needed as Coronavirus Fallout Reveals Flaws in U.S. Dairy Production System
(Ames, Iowa) March 19, 2020 — The production of milk, grains and meat is vital to national interests, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly be felt on farms across the United States.
National Farmers Organization Highlights its Dairy Farm Structure Management Plan at Convention 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota
(Ames, Iowa) February 14, 2020 — At its 2020 Marketing Vision Convention in Bloomington, Minnesota February 12, National Farmers Dairy Division Director, Brad Rach said the country is losing family dairy farms at an alarming rate. In Minnesota alone, he said the state lost 11.9 percent of its…