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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:

Our work in 2016 is guided by the 2015 Policy Book, created with the input of our members and approved at our November 2015 annual convention. See highlights from our 2015 Annual Convention:

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Insurance Benefits for NEFU farmer members.

Read our 2015 Annual Report.

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

  • Study Finds GMO Label Will Not Act as Warning Label

    GUEST BLOG POST By Joanna Schroeder Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food. It was this statement that began a movement that included genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling initiatives. The first such “contains GM” labeling legislation (Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering) was passed by Vermont and on…  Read more


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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.



U P C O M I N G    E V E N T S

Upcoming Events

  1. Irrigation and Water Systems Workshop

    May, 01 2016 3:00 pm5:00 pm
  2. Consumer Cooperative Management Association Conference

    June, 09 2016June, 11 2016
  3. NOFA MA Summer Conference: Cultivating The Organic Grassroots Movement

    August, 12 2016August, 14 2016
  4. NESAWG’s It Takes A Region Conference

    November, 10 2016November, 12 2016

Policy Positions

New England Farmers Union has identified four priorities for 2016: 1) risk management, 2) dairy policy for New England, 3) farm labor, and 4) food safety.  


nfu-college-scholarshipsNational Farmers Union scholarships are available for NEFU members. Click here for details.

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The USDA Microloan program may be of help to you. Click here for details.

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Click here to print a recent issue of the Farmer’s Share of the Retail Food Dollar. Many of our farmer members hang these in their farm stands or retail outlets to show customers why direct-to-consumer sales benefit family farmers.

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