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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:

New Insurance Benefit for NEFU farmer members.

NEFU’s Fifth Annual Convention is scheduled for December 11-13 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…

  • Misunderstandings of the Producer Protection Plan

    GUEST EDITORIAL by Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Progressive Agriculture Organization  Finally, thousands of dairy farmers in the United States are realizing many of the shortcomings of the new margin insurance program called the Producer Protection Plan that is being strongly supported by different so-called experts all across the United States. One of the largest concerns I’m hearing from dairy farmers is…  Read more

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Upcoming Events

  1. NOFA-NH Two-Day Hands-on Tractor Maintenance

    October, 19 2014 at 9:00 am October, 20 2014 at 5:00 pm
  2. Healthy Food Access Forum with Healthy Waltham

    October, 22 2014 at 6:00 pm 8:30 pm
  3. No-Till and Cover Cropping Workshop

    October, 24 2014 at 9:00 am 11:30 am
  4. Farmer-Landowner Mixer in Williamstown, MA

    October, 28 2014 at 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
  5. Farmer-Landowner Mixer in Great Barrington, MA

    October, 29 2014 at 6:00 am 8:00 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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