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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 Announces New Partnership to Provide Insurance Benefit to Region’s Farmers.

NEFU’s Fifth Annual Convention is scheduled for December 12 & 13 in Portland, Maine. Save the date!

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

Read our Annual Report for highlights of 2013.

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.

Check out our latest blog post below…

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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:

NEFU Member Awarded VAPG Grant from USDA

Congratulations to New England Farmers Union member Carole Soule of Loudon, N.H.  Miles Smith Farm, which Carole runs with her husband Bruce Dawson, was awarded a Value-Added Producer Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. The program helps agricultural producers grow their businesses by turning raw commodities into value-added products,…  Read more

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