NFU Concerned by Omission of RFS from President’s Plan to Cut GHG Emissions

March 31, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 31, 2015) Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today expressed concern over the exclusion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in President Obama’s formal submission of a plan to the United Nations to cut United States greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. … Read More

NFU Joins Diverse Coalition Urging Congress to Reject COOL, GIPSA Riders in 2016 Ag Appropriations

March 30, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 30, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) joined a diverse coalition representing family farmers, ranchers, consumers and rural affairs in submitting testimony urging Congress to reject the inclusion of any policy riders in the FY2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would weaken or … Read More

New England Farmers Union: Take Action on GMO Labeling

March 30, 2015GMO

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) supports mandatory labeling of all food that contains ingredients from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We recognize that consumers continuously voice a strong demand for the information they need to make informed food choices, and polls show that over 90% of Americans support the labeling of GMO food. The issue of … Read More

NFU Audio: Roger Johnson on COOL

March 27, 2015Audio

March 27, 2015 – NFU President Roger Johnson talks COOL on the heels of his testimony to the House Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee.

Educational Opportunities Abound at Farmers Union

March 26, 2015Beginning Farmers, Educational Opportunities, Farmer Leaders, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members

Do you or does someone you know plan to study agriculture this fall? Would a scholarship help? New England Farmers Union Education Foundation is offering its first $500 scholarship to a student who will study any agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university. Returning and nontraditional students are eligible. Applicants must be a member … Read More

Farmers Union Officials Granted Audience with Pope; Vatican Leaders to Discuss Importance of Family Farming and Ranching

March 25, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 25, 2015) – Five Farmers Union state presidents and National Farmers Union’s (NFU) chief counsel were granted an audience with Pope Francis today following a weeklong series of meetings with Vatican officials and rural-based non-governmental organizations. Discussions surrounded the important role family farmers … Read More

NFU Urges House Agriculture Committee to Review Recent COOL Study, Allow WTO Process to Play Out

March 25, 2015Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 25, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today presented the findings of a recent econometric study showing that Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) did not have a negative impact on Canadian cattle exports to the U.S. at a U.S. House Committee … Read More

Farm Credit East Releases 2015 Outlook Report for Farmers

March 24, 2015Farm Economics, Farmers, Farming Practices, Funding Opportunities

GUEST BLOG POST by Farm Credit East Farm Credit East, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently released its 2015 industry outlook report. This report examines challenges and opportunities for Northeast agriculture, as well as the impact of broader economic trends and conditions on our region’s farm businesses. “Farming, forestry and fishing businesses have rapidly become knowledge-based businesses,” … Read More

Poultry Alert from MDAR

March 19, 2015Meat and Poultry

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources issued the following alert on March 19: Over the last few weeks there have been multiple identifications of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in multiple states. Both wild birds and domestic birds have been found to be susceptible. The states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and … Read More