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No Saturday mail to slam rural business

February 9, 2013

National-farmers-union-nfuNational Farmers Union

 National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement today, following the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) announcement to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting Aug. 1:
“We are disheartened to hear the USPS’s announcement that Saturday mail deliveries will cease later this year. National Farmers Union has a long history in support of the USPS, including rural delivery of mail. The elimination of Saturday delivery, coupled with the loss of good-paying postal jobs, spread over the entire nation, will negatively impact the economy.
“The impacts on rural America will be particularly harmful.  In many cases, local and regional newspaper delivery to outlying areas will be delayed for days. This not only damages the circulation numbers of the newspaper, but also devalues local information and advertising. Rural businesses do not need this economic blow delivered via the mailbox.
At the 2012 NFU convention, delegates passed a Special Order of Business specifically addressing USPS services and their importance to rural America. Click here to read the Special Order.
National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.
  
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