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Convention Paints Strong Picture of Local Agriculture

New England Farmers Union’s sixth annual convention, Gearing Up for Success, drew roughly 60 members of the farming community when it met on Nov. 6-8 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Attendees heard from national, regional, state, and local agricultural leaders on subjects such as federal agricultural policy, food safety, local and regional…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Climate Change, Conservation, Consumers, Cooperatives, Country of Origin Labeling, Direct to Consumer, Farm Bill, Farm Bill 2013, Farm Demographics, Farm Economics, Farm Transfer Issues, Farm Workers, farm-to-school, Farm-to-Table, Farmer Leaders, Farmers Markets, Farmland Preservation, Food Hubs, Food Labels, FSA, FSMA, Grass Roots Policy, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members, Regional Food Systems, Regional Policy, SNAP, Trade, USDA

PumpkinFest Booth Cooks Up Member Farmers’ Ingredients

The Franklin County PumpkinFest in Turners Falls has grown over the last 10 years to become a signature event leading up to Halloween for those in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Roughly 10,000 residents turn up on Avenue A to see the lit-up jack-o-lanterns and the costumes. This year, New England Farmers Union is proud…  Read more

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Member Profile: Feather Down Farm Days

Feather Down Farm Days, a business member of New England Farmers Union, offers luxury cabin-style accommodations to farm visitors in Europe and the Midwestern U.S. and is now expanding operations into New England. Feather Down farms generate “a substantial income to compliment their core farming activities through low-impact, sustainable, on-farm lodging,” according to Ethan Ash…  Read more

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Agritourism, NEFU Members, Product Marketing

Member Profile: Butternut Farm

GUEST BLOG POST By Tim O’Connell In 1975 my wife Noreen and I purchased 20 acres of an abandoned apple and chicken farm in Milford, NH. The house was OK but the chicken barn was half collapsed and the old Baldwin apples hadn’t been pruned in years. As we continued our off-farm jobs, me as…  Read more

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Diversified Farms, Meat and Poultry, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members, Regional Policy

A Tour of Organic Valley Member Farm Haynes Dairy

GUEST BLOG POST By Bonnie Hudspeth, Neighboring Food Co-op Association Dairy farmer John Haynes, one of eight siblings, is the only sibling who stayed on the farm with his father.  John claims that he has spent “half of his lifetime” clearing their pasture because his father was so committed to pasture grazing. John hasn’t plowed his…  Read more

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Cooperatives, Dairy, Farmer Profile, Organic Producers
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