Beginning Farmer Institute Application Available

March 30, 2016Uncategorized

Applications for National Farmers Union’s Beginning Farmer Institute are now available. This program aims to develop and encourage agricultural leaders from all backgrounds. The new nationally focused program provides an opportunity for beginning farmers to acquire leadership and farm management skills. It concentrates on building confidence in beginning farmers and farm couples, and additionally encourages them to … Read More

NFU to Survey Family Farmers and Ranchers on 2014 Farm Bill Policies

March 29, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) – With the 2014 Agricultural Act in full effect and a new Farm Bill debate on the horizon, the National Farmers Union (NFU) is conducting a survey of family farmers and ranchers across the country to gain a greater understanding … Read More

Farmers Union Continues Excellence in Co-operative Education

March 28, 2016Beginning Farmers, Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members

As supporters of cooperative businesses and young professionals, the nation’s second largest general farm organization hosted more than 110 students from 15 colleges and universities in Minneapolis, MN, in late February. The 2016 National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC) provided a three-day interactive learning experience designed to help shape the next generation … Read More

NFU Beginning Farmer Institute Accepting Applications for 2016-17 Class

March 28, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 28, 2016) – Cultivating the next generation of farmers and ranchers to carry on the legacy of American agriculture is the main focus of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Beginning Farmer Institute. NFU encourages new farmers, starting an operation of any size, … Read More

Time to Consider the Conservation Stewardship Program

March 24, 2016Blog

By Tom Driscoll, government relations representative, National Farmers Union Would you like to improve soil health, water and air quality, wildlife and pollinator habitat or energy efficiency on your land? The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offers farmers and ranchers technical and financial support to achieve these goals … Read More

NFU and NSAC Join Letter Urging FSIS to Adopt Meaningful Grassfed Label Standard

March 23, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 Reana Kovalcik, 202-547-5754 WASHINGTON (March 23, 2016) – A coalition of nine agricultural and consumer organizations, including National Farmers Union (NFU) and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), today sent the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) a letter urging the Food Safety and Inspection Service … Read More

NFU Renews Partnership with Feeding America Through the Invest An Acre Program

March 21, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 21, 2016) – Food insecurity is a problem for millions of Americans across the country, and the National Farmers Union (NFU) has pledged to contribute to nationwide hunger relief through a renewed commitment to Feeding America’s Invest An Acre program. Following an … Read More

NFU Pleased by Support for Finalizing GIPSA Rule

March 18, 2016Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 WASHINGTON (March 18, 2016) – A long-awaited regulation, which would offer contract farmers more protections in the marketplace, has seen a renewed commitment from the nation’s capital. In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, eight champions for farmers recently reiterated their … Read More