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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…

  • Beginning Farmer USDA Committee Meets; NEFU Member Represents

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher Advisory Committee met recently in Austin, Texas, to discuss their recommendations. Farmers Union members on the committee are, pictured from left, Maria Miller, National Farmers Union; Chris Holman, Wisconsin Farmers Union; and Ray Connor, New England Farmers Union. Participating remotely was Anna Jones-Crabtree, Montana Farmers Union. Way to go, Farmers Union reps!

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U P C O M I N G    E V E N T S

Upcoming Events

  1. National Kale Day

    October, 01 2014
  2. Food Safety: The Elephant on the Farm

    October, 01 2014 at 12:00 pm 1:15 pm
  3. 2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

    October, 03 2014 at 1:00 pm October, 04 2014 at 6:00 pm
  4. Organic Farming and Soil Health Webinar

    October, 07 2014 at 3:00 am
  5. Promoting Innovation in Agriculture: Energy; Conservation; Research and Development

    October, 08 2014 at 12:00 pm 1:00 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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