OMAHA, Neb. — In a statement with implications for the 2012 presidential race, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Omaha, Neb., on March 5 that the Obama administration remains committed to a stronger rewrite of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rule and to the country-of-origin food labeling (COOL) program that has been challenged by the Canadian and Mexican governments at the World Trade Organization.
In recent op-eds around the state, a few people are lambasting North Dakota Farm Bureau for its policies. While doing this, they are hailing North Dakota Farmers Union as the organization that is fighting for the farmers of this state. Really? Check the facts.
On page 4 of the NDFU policy book for 2010, you will find this: “North Dakota Farmers Union supports a national mandatory carbon emission cap-and-trade system to reduce non-farm greenhouse gas emissions.”
Farmers Union Service Association has donated $5,000 to Jamestown Hospital’s Home Health and Hospice programs as well as $3,000 for the new Infant Security System for the Maternal Child Health Program.
North Dakota Farmers Union members elected delegates to attend the national Farmers Union convention last weekend. Nov. 21 was election day for North Dakota Farmers Union members and 17 delegates will attend the convention in Rapid City, S.D., from March 14-16.
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