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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:

We are moving! New England Farmers Union will be moving it’s offices on January 1, 2015.  See our new contact information here.

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.

NEFU’s Fifth Annual Convention; December 11-13 in Portland, Maine.

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.

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…

  • NEFU’s 2014 Convention a Big Success

    As more than 100 members gathered in Portland on December 11-13 for New England Farmers Union’s fifth annual convention, Navigating Change in New England Agriculture, it became clear that, while NEFU represents a remarkable diversity of producers, most challenges farmers face are universal. During a welcome dinner, Chelsea Kruse, a first-generation beginning dairywoman from New Hampshire who…  Read more

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U P C O M I N G    E V E N T S

Upcoming Events

  1. Better Process Control School

    January, 06 2015January, 09 2015
  2. NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

    January, 10 2015 7:30 am5:30 pm
  3. Massachusetts Farm to Cafeteria Conference

    January, 13 2015
  4. The 74th Maine Annual Agricultural Trades Show

    January, 13 2015 8:00 amJanuary, 15 2015 5:00 pm
  5. Managing Legal Risk While Scaling Up Your Farm or Food Production Business

    March, 13 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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