Policy adoption moved quick in the National Farmers Union convention’s virtual format. After extending the 2020 policy for 2021, delegates accepted four special orders of business. “We tried to incorporate many decisions on policy issues in special orders to use as we lobby in Washington D.C.,” said Gary Wertish, president, Minnesota Farmers Union. The first special order of business considers how to move forward from COVID. A second special order on climate change wants the Biden administration to curb greenhouse gasses. There’s also a special order on biofuels and the final special order focuses on livestock and dairy issues. “We want increased transparency in the reporting of livestock prices. We want the USDA and federal justices to take another look at anti-competitive practices.”
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