NFU Hails Continued Saturday USPS Delivery

10 04 2013

WASHINGTON (April 10 2013) – National Farmers Union (NFU) Vice President of Government Relations Chandler Goule issued the following statement today, after the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it was canceling plans to stop Saturday mail delivery.
 
“We were pleased to hear that the USPS has decided to reverse its plan to end Saturday mail delivery later this year. NFU has long supported the USPS, especially rural mail delivery. The elimination of Saturday delivery would have a negative impact on the economy and would pose an unnecessary burden to customers of the Postal Service.
 
“Many rural USPS customers depend heavily on weekend delivery, and eliminating it would have a negative impact on rural America.  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.” 
 
At the 2013 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.

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