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NEFU Member Profile: Land For Good

A Three-Pronged Approach to the Future of Farming “Access to farmland is one of the top challenges for beginning as well as established farmers,” says Kathy Ruhf, executive director of Land For Good (LFG). At the same time, she points out, communities strive to keep productive land in active farming. They value the benefits that…  Read more

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Farm Economics, Farmer Profile, NEFU Members

New England Delegates Receive NFU Golden Triangle Award

National Farmers Union (NFU) recently announced its recipients of the Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The annual award is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and support policies that benefit America’s family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and rural communities. Recipients of the Golden Triangle Award have been strong advocates for…  Read more

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Fly-In, National Farmers Union

NFU Beginning Farmers Institute Holds First Session

National Farmers Union (NFU) Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI) participants are in Washington, D.C., this week to take part in the first session of the institute. Participants will learn financial, marketing, public speaking and planning skills. “It has become increasingly difficult for beginning farmers to succeed,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “That is why programs like…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Educational Opportunities

Dairy Margin Protection Program Open for Enrollment

As of Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. The…  Read more

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Dairy, Farm Bill 2013

Grow Your Farm Skills this Fall/Winter from the Comfort of Your Home!

The Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension offer a menu of 12 online courses each Fall and Winter to help farmers develop their businesses. These 5- to 7-week online courses cost $200 total for up to 4 members of the same farm to participate. They are an amazing opportunity to discover new resources,…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Educational Opportunities
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