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NFU Guest Opinion: The Hoeven-Stabenow COOL Compromise Is The Only Path Forward for Food Labeling

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson explains in a recent Agri-Pulse guest column that, fortunately for all parties involved in the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Sens. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and a bipartisan group of cosponsors have introduced a COOL compromise bill that both meets…  Read more

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Consumers, Country of Origin Labeling, Meat and Poultry, Product Marketing

Congratulations to Farmers Union Scholarship Winner Ellie Pendleton

New England Farmers Union Education Foundation is proud to announce its inaugural scholarship winner for 2015, Ellie Pendleton of Rockport, Maine. Ellie, a New England Farmers Union member, will be a sophomore at the University of Maine, and is pursuing a double major in animal science and education. As a freshman, she worked on the…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Dairy, Educational Opportunities, Farmer Leaders, Farmer Profile, NEFU Members, Women Producers

A Warm Welcome for Shop Talk at Warm Colors Apiary

New England Farmers Union held a Shop Talk on July 9 at Warm Colors Apiary in South Deerfield. Warm Colors is a beekeeping operation on 80 beautiful acres on the Mill River run by Dan and Bonita Conlon. While Dan has been keeping bees since his childhood, the two started keeping bees there as a…  Read more

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Educational Opportunities, Farm Tours, Farm Workers, Farmer Leaders, Farmer Profile, Grass Roots Policy, NEFU Members, Women Producers

U.S. Poultry Farmers’ Rights Are Under Siege

GUEST BLOG POST By Willie Nelson and Rep. Marcy Kaptur. This originally ran as an editorial in the Washington Post on July 7, 2015. As Americans, we cherish our rights to speak freely, to assemble peacefully and to address our government representatives without fear of retaliation. But for tens of thousands of America’s poultry farmers,…  Read more

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Farm Economics, Farming Practices, Food Justice, Grass Roots Policy, USDA

America’s Farm Organizations Must Step Forward to Meet Demographic Challenges

GUEST BLOG POST By Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union Oftentimes, it’s not until life presents us with new obstacles that we reassess the situation, discover untapped resources, unused talent or new approaches that could be harnessed to meet the challenge. The lack of abundant rainfall for farming certain crops, for example, has led to…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Farm Demographics, Farm Transfer Issues, Farmer Leaders, National Farmers Union
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