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UNH Research: Granite Staters Will Pay More for Local Produce

GUEST BLOG POST By Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station Granite Staters are willing to pay more for locally grown fruits and vegetables, according to preliminary findings of new research funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. This is the first study of New Hampshire consumer preferences for locally…  Read more

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Consumers, Direct to Consumer, Product Marketing, Regional Food Systems

Now’s the Time to Submit a Change to the Policy Book

New England Farmers Union looks to you, our members, for important insight into the issues and concerns of farmers. This will guide our advocacy work in the region’s statehouses and in Washington, D.C., in the coming year. Our convention is approaching (November 6-8 in Concord, NH), and we invite you to present policy recommendations for consideration. It…  Read more

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Grass Roots Policy, NEFU Members

Farmers Union Hails Cooperatives and the Empowerment They Bring to Rural America

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today hailed the nation’s many and varied cooperatives, noting that they have brought both political and economic might to family farmers, ranchers and rural America for over a century. “Since the founding of our organization 113 years ago, Farmers Union members have demonstrated that they not only believe…  Read more

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Cooperatives, National Farmers Union

New England Farmers Union Awarded 2 RD Grants

New England Farmers Union was awarded two of 385 grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant program. The USDA committed $20 million in funds across the nation to help support the start-up or expansion of rural small businesses. The education foundation of the New England Farmers Union received funding for our work on…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Cooperatives, Educational Opportunities, Food Justice, USDA

NFU Applauds Administration for International Climate Change Agreement

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today applauded President Obama for issuing a joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping announcing the countries’ goals for an international climate agreement, citing the negative consequences climate change could have for global food security. “Climate change jeopardizes the security of the global food system,” Johnson said. “NFU…  Read more

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Climate Change, National Farmers Union
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