Washington, D.C. (January 27, 2021)–“I welcome President Biden’s positive words today about the role that farmers and ranchers can play in addressing climate change. For nearly a year, NCFC and a diverse group of farm, food, forestry, and environmental groups have been working together to find common ground on this issue and develop actionable recommendations for policy makers. As efforts to address climate change gain momentum in Washington, NCFC and others in the ag community stand ready to work with members of Congress from both parties and the Biden Administration to address the shared goals of meeting the climate crisis head on and creating new sources of income and jobs for rural Americans.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 2,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.