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UFCW Applauds Senate Farm Bill: “This is the right framework for an effective Farm Bill”

May 2, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest private sector union representing 1.2 million essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, retail, and other essential industries across North America, released a statement regarding Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act, which puts the 2024 Farm Bill back on track to being signed into law by the end of the year. 

UFCW International President Marc Perrone issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Senate and Senator Stabenow for coming together and putting forward a Farm Bill that finally meets the essential needs of the hard-working people that keep this country fed, including our own members. 

“This version of the Farm Bill increases vital economic aid, allotting millions of dollars to America’s essential food and farmworkers, and creates badly needed labor standards for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) delivery drivers, all while ensuring that federal money goes towards good jobs.

“This is the right framework for an effective Farm Bill, and the UFCW urges the Senate to pass it as soon as possible so it can move forward in the House.”


The UFCW International is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.2 million workers and their families in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, health care, cannabis, retail, and other essential industries. UFCW members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.

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