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NFU National Farmers Union : Names Senate Ag Appropriations Priorities

04/07/2014 | 06:00pm US/Eastern

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April 7, 2014

Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108
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WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU's priorities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding for agricultural programs.

Johnson's testimony reiterated NFU's top appropriations priorities, as previously submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives. Three of NFU's main requests are to reject legislative riders or targeted funding restrictions for Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), oppose legislative riders that would undermine the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ability to write rules to provide greater fairness for livestock sellers and poultry growers, and fully fund 2014 Farm Bill energy programs at their maximum authorized levels.

"Both COOL and Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) regulations survived attempts to defund or dismantle their important provisions. However, our opponents insist on rehashing old fights," said Johnson.

"These sorts of proposed legislative riders ignore previous congressional decisions and create ongoing uncertainty for family farmers and ranchers," said Johnson. "It is important that the subcommittee reject misguided attempts to undermine consumers' right to know about their food through COOL or erode GIPSA's authority to fight for fair markets."

"Renewable energy programs are a win-win that boost farmers' and ranchers' bottom lines while reducing our country's carbon footprint. Fully funding these and other 2014 Farm Bill programs should be appropriators' highest priority," Johnson said.

Click here to read NFU's testimony.

 National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.

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