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Let’s Give Consumers the Informative Labels They Want!

New England Farmer Union, a chapter of National Farmers Union (NFU), joins NFU in opposing H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in opposition to the bill: “Farmers Union members…  Read more

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Consumers, Food Labels

Protecting the Sustainble Use of Spent Grains Gets NEFU Support

For centuries, breweries and farmers have established a productive relationship that’s good for the breweries, the farmers and the environment. “Spent grains” are a high-protein byproduct of the brewing process that breweries donate or sell to farmers for use as animal feed. But, in October 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule…  Read more

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Diversified Farms, Environment, FSMA

When Livestock Farmers Come Together, You See the Impact

It’s a simple principle: when farmers come together, they can make things happen. It’s the principle New England Farmers Union (NEFU) operates under: Six states with one voice at the national table. In Rhode Island, livestock producers have formed an association to consolidate benefits and create a voice with which to influence policy and exchange…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Farm Economics, Farmers, Funding Opportunities, Meat and Poultry, NEFU Members

Renewable Energy Moves the World in a more Sustainable Direction

By Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union President Countries around the world are investing heavily in renewable energy. From developed countries in the European Union and the United States to developing countries such as China, India and Brazil, governments understand the importance of promoting renewable energy. After all, it’s really a no-brainer: renewable energy is a…  Read more

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Alternative Energy, Environment, International Year of Family Farming

NEFU Applauds Appellate Court’s Decision Not to Enjoin COOL Labels

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied plaintiffs’ appeal of a denial of their request for a preliminary injunction. The preliminary injunction would prevent revised Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations from remaining in effect while the plaintiffs’ lawsuit challenging the COOL regulations proceeds. Friday’s ruling affirms a Sept. 11,…  Read more

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Country of Origin Labeling
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