Net Farm Income to Drop 13 Percent in 2018, USDA Projects

August 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) today projected net farm income to be $65.7 billion in 2018, a $9.8 billion, 13 percent decrease from 2017. National Farmers Union (NFU), an advocacy organization for American family farmers and ranchers, … Read More

Farm Leaders Visit Opioid Memorial in Show of Unity

April 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 WASHINGTON – The presidents of the nation’s two largest general farm organizations today visited the “Prescribed to Death” opioid memorial in Washington, D.C., in a show of unity to address the national opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting farming communities. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall and … Read More

Farm Groups Launch “Farm Town Strong” Campaign to Address Rural Opioid Epidemic

January 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2017 WASHINGTON – As farming communities face mounting challenges with the nation’s opioid epidemic, the nation’s two largest general farm organizations are teaming up to confront the issue. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced a new campaign, “Farm Town Strong,” to raise awareness … Read More