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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.

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

NEFU’s Fifth Annual Convention is scheduled for December 11-13 in Portland, Maine. Register Now!

New Insurance Benefit for NEFU farmer members.

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

Our work in 2014 is guided by the 2013 Policy Book, created with the input of our members and approved at our December 2013 annual convention.

Read our Annual Report for highlights of 2013.

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…

  • NSAC Offers New Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm Programs

    New England Farmers Union (NEFU) is a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. This week, NSAC released a Grassroots Guide to federal farm and food programs, programs that NEFU advocates…  Read more

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U P C O M I N G    E V E N T S

Upcoming Events

  1. Farms, Stores, and Dinner Tables

    November, 24 2014 2:30 pm3:30 pm
  2. By the Numbers: What the Census of Ag Tells us About Women Operators

    December, 02 2014 12:00 pm1:00 pm
  3. NEFU’s Fifth Annual Convention

    December, 11 2014December, 13 2014
  4. Heart of the Farm: Why Women’s Unique Family and Farm Business Roles Matter

    December, 16 2014 12:00 pm1:00 pm
  5. NOFA/Mass Winter Conference: Using Livestock to Build a Healthy, Profitable Farm

    January, 10 2015 7:30 am5:30 pm

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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