Tell Us What You’re Seeing
American farmers and ranchers have faced a 50 percent decline in net farm income since 2013. While the years leading up to the decline were record setting years, the downward slide has been just as dramatic. NFU has heard many stories of hardship and stress impacting our members’ communities for two years. Data compiled by the USDA, Federal Reserve Banks, and academic institutions provide evidence of the hard times farmers and ranchers are facing.
NFU has spent the last two years highlighting the impact the declining farm economy has on family farmers and ranchers. Our organization continues to serve as a strong advocate for programs that aid farmers and ranchers. We have provided written and personal congressional testimony, made annual requests for appropriations, led hundreds of meetings, and requested emergency assistance on numerous occasions.
We encourage you to visit NFU.org to learn more about the work NFU is carrying out on behalf of America’s family farmers and ranchers. To help us better inform decision makers about the need for assistance, we encourage you to send us updates about the challenges you’re seeing in your area. NFU will continue to make your voices heard and ensure this crisis will no longer be ignored.