New England Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers, fishermen, foresters, nursery growers and consumers in all six New England states.

We are committed to representing the interests of farmers across New England on issues such as:

• Sustainability
• Country of Origin Labeling
• Energy and Food Security
• Genetically Modified Crops
• Rural Communities
• Competitive Markets
• Monopolies & Consolidation
• Conservation
• The Environment

The Farmer's Share Of The Retail Dollar

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 15.6* cents of every food dollar that consumers spend on food at home and away from home? According to USDA, off farm costs including marketing, processing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing account for more than 80 cents of every food dollar spent in the United States.

ham

Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.74

bread

Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.12

potatoes

Potatoes

Russet, 5 Pounds

Retail: $4.49
Farmer: $0.56

sirloin

Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $8.99
Farmer: $2.01

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We stand for family agriculture

We are a grassroots, producer-driven organization that believes strong family agriculture is the basis for thriving rural communities.

We listen to you

The key to our success and credibility has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. Whether the issue is food safety, dairy, specialty crops, trade or any other item facing America’s family farmers – NEFU listens to its members.

We get results

NEFU is a powerful and respected voice on critical issues on the national and state levels. Our state and national leaders and staff understand the critical issues facing rural America and family agriculture. We represent YOUR voice to elected officials.