Member access

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersVideosCalendar 

NFU National Farmers Union : Names Senate Ag Appropriations Priorities

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2014

Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 202-314-3108
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

-30-



distributed by
React to this article
Latest news
Date Title
03:59p BUSINESS MACHINES : Patent Issued for Querying and Integrating Structured and Unstructured Data
03:59p ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT : New Ecology and health Study Findings Reported from International Agency for Research on Cancer [Children's Respiratory Health After an Efficient...
03:59p WAL MART STORES : Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
03:59p Studies from University of Queensland Yield New Information about Bioenergy [Isolation and Characterization of Circadian Clock Genes in the Biofuel...
03:59p MB BANC : RP INC : Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (form 8-K)
03:58p SKYOCEAN : DreamEast Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With Palace Entertainment
03:58p MOLECULAR MEDICINE : Investigators at Meijo University Report Findings in Molecular Medicine (Suppressive effects of exogenous regucalcin on the proliferation of human...
03:58p ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT : Reports Outline Behavioral Ecology Study Results from Emory University (Size dependence of courtship effort may promote male choice and strong...
03:57p BUSINESS MACHINES : Patent Application Titled "Executing Electronic Contract on Nfc Enabled Mobile Devices" Published Online
03:57p Patent Issued for System and Method of Radar Location
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
MTY NV : Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.44%
SYNERGY HEALTHCARE : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Synergy Health plc
MICHAEL KORS : Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Fiscal 2015 Results
MERU NETWORKS : Fortinet Announces Agreement to Acquire Meru Networks
DJI : Price Monitoring Extension
Most Read News
02:10a PLUS500 : AGM Trading Update and Statement
05/26DJSINGAPORE AIRLINES : Flight to Shanghai on Saturday Temporarily Lost Engine Power, Landed Safely
02:08p Tiffany's sales, profit beat on higher tourist spending in Europe
05/26DJGRAIN HIGHLIGHTS : Top Stories Of The Day
05/26 CTBC FINANCIAL : bank will acquire of 100% stake in CITIC Bank International (China) Limited for HK$ equivalent of CNY 2.353 billion in cash.
Most recommended articles
03:56pDJJ.P. Morgan Sees Losing Some Business Due to FX Guilty Plea
03:41pDJGreek Economy Is Small, but Numbers Aren't Trivial, Warns Canada's Oliver
03:37p Oil down about 3 percent again on dollar, awaits supply data
03:35pDJGM to Offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on Chevrolets
03:34p Oil down about 3 percent again on dollar, awaits supply data