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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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Beginning Farmers, Dairy, Diversified Farms, Farmer Leaders, FSMA, Grass Roots Policy, NEFU Members, Organic Producers, Regional Policy, Risk Management, Rural Development

FDA Hears from Farmers on FSMA in Vermont

About 50 people attended a listening session on the supplemental proposed rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at the Vermont Law School on November 17. FSMA is the first major overhaul of our nation’s food safety practices since 1938, and it includes new regulations for vegetable and fruit farms, and for facilities that…  Read more

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NSAC Offers New Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm Programs

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) is a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. This week, NSAC released a Grassroots Guide to federal farm and food programs, programs that NEFU advocates…  Read more

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Farm Bill 2013, FSMA, Grass Roots Policy, Rural Development

Three-Part Webinar Series Focuses on Women’s Influence on Agriculture and Food Security

GUEST BLOG POST By Madeline Schultz and Morgan Ball Today’s women are becoming stronger leaders for family farm businesses, rural communities and natural resource conservation. More and more women are becoming involved in agriculture. The number of women enrolled in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has seen a steady increase…  Read more

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Educational Opportunities, Farm Demographics, Farmer Leaders, USDA, Women Producers

NEFU and Land for Good Bring Members New Benefit

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) and Land for Good (LFG) have partnered on an agreement that brings a benefit to both organizations—and to the farmers they serve. Members of NEFU can now get a 25 percent discount on the hourly rate for individual farm succession and transfer planning consulting services through LFG. Read more about how Land For…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Farm Demographics, Farm Economics, Farm Transfer Issues, NEFU Members
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