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Welcome to New England Farmers Union!

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.


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Here’s what’s new at New England Farmers Union:

Read our Annual Report for highlights of 2014.

New Insurance Benefit for NEFU farmer members.

See New England Farmers Union’s Co-operative Manual here.

Our work in 2015 is guided by the 2014 Policy Book, created with the input of our members and approved at our December 2014 annual convention.

Farm Fresh Chef Challenge
The Chef’s Plate in partnership with the New England Farmer’s Union bring you the “Farm Fresh Chef Challenge,” a celebration of farms and farm-fresh food as three chefs square off to transform locally-grown ingredients into gastronomical works of art. This 30-minute video features nine NEFU members.

Check out our latest blog post below…

  • New Tool Helps You Take Action

    National Farmers Union (NFU) today is launching a new online advocacy tool, the NFU Action Center, which will allow users to keep track of key issues affecting family agriculture and rural communities, and take action on these issues with the click of a button. You will be able to: Stay up-to-date with key issues, bills…  Read more

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U P C O M I N G    E V E N T S

Upcoming Events

  1. Berkshire Grown’s 17th Annual Harvest Supper

    September, 21 2015 6:00 pm8:00 pm
  2. Barley Fest

    October, 03 2015 10:00 am6:00 pm
  3. Fall Farm Festival at Just Roots

    October, 11 2015 2:00 pm6:00 pm
  4. 2015 Annual Convention of the New England Farmers Union

    November, 06 2015 5:00 pmNovember, 08 2015 12:00 pm
  5. NESAWG’s It Takes A Region Conference

    November, 12 2015November, 14 2015

Policy Positions

Last year, New England Farmers Union identified five priority areas for the farm bill: 1) local and regional food systems, 2) dairy policy for New England, 3) conservation and renewable energy, 4) organic agriculture, and 5) beginning farmers. The 2014 Farm Bill funds many of NEFU’s priority programs at record levels. See NEFU’s Farm Bill Priorities and Gains

See what federal programs mean to New England:

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