National Farmers Union Urges Congressional Support Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act
In a letter to Congress Wednesday, National Farmers Union expressed support for the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act and urged Members to support the bill. The legislation, NFU says, will provide fairness to farmers, lower prices for consumers, and fight back against decades of consolidation in agriculture.
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew said, “Farmers Union members are in strong support of bolstering USDA’s ability to investigate consolidation in the livestock industry.”
The legislation would create a special investigator’s office at the Department of Agriculture to explore the issue. However, that issue has House Republicans and Democrats divided on the legislation.
National Farmers Union also supports the provisions to expand processing capacity that will offer ranchers more opportunities to get their products to their communities. Another provision of the bill would make year-round E-15 sales permanent, also supported by NFU.
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