Member Profile: Steve Normanton

December 4, 2015Climate Change, Conservation, Country of Origin Labeling, Direct to Consumer, Diversified Farms, Farmer Leaders, Farmer Profile, Meat and Poultry, NEFU Members, Organic Producers, Trade

Steve Normanton grew up in South Africa, working on a farm that raised antelope, giraffe, rhinoceros, buffalo, and other African game, in addition to cattle, before moving to the states in 2003. Now a New Hampshire resident, he raises pastured beef cattle, pork, lamb, and chickens for meat and eggs, and grows mixed vegetables on … Read More

Convention Paints Strong Picture of Local Agriculture

November 12, 2015Beginning Farmers, Climate Change, Conservation, Consumers, Cooperatives, Country of Origin Labeling, Direct to Consumer, Farm Bill, Farm Bill 2013, Farm Demographics, Farm Economics, Farm Transfer Issues, Farm Workers, farm-to-school, Farm-to-Table, Farmer Leaders, Farmers Markets, Farmland Preservation, Food Hubs, Food Labels, FSA, FSMA, Grass Roots Policy, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members, Regional Food Systems, Regional Policy, SNAP, Trade, USDA

New England Farmers Union’s sixth annual convention, Gearing Up for Success, drew roughly 60 members of the farming community when it met on Nov. 6-8 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Attendees heard from national, regional, state, and local agricultural leaders on subjects such as federal agricultural policy, food safety, local and regional … Read More

NFU Applauds Administration for International Climate Change Agreement

September 25, 2015Climate Change, National Farmers Union

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today applauded President Obama for issuing a joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping announcing the countries’ goals for an international climate agreement, citing the negative consequences climate change could have for global food security. “Climate change jeopardizes the security of the global food system,” Johnson said. “NFU … Read More

National Farmers Union Thanks Pope Francis For His Focus on Climate Change

September 24, 2015Climate Change, National Farmers Union

  National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today welcomed Pope Francis to the nation’s capital for the first-ever papal address of a joint session of Congress and specifically for the world-wide attention he has made for climate change. Johnson noted that the NFU board of directors recently selected climate change as the organization’s top … Read More

Northeast Regional Climate Hub Vulnerability Assessment Published

June 24, 2015Climate Change, Risk Management

GUEST BLOG POST By David Hollinger, Northeast Hub Lead; Howard Skinner, Northeast Hub Co-Lead; Christopher Swanston, Northern Forests Sub Hub Lead The Northeast Regional Climate Hub covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The Northern Forests Climate Sub Hub shares this footprint … Read More