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Study Finds GMO Label Will Not Act as Warning Label

GUEST BLOG POST By Joanna Schroeder Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food. It was this statement that began a movement that included genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling initiatives. The first such “contains GM” labeling legislation (Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering) was passed by Vermont and on…  Read more

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Agriculture Research, Consumers, Food Labels, GMO, Nutrition, Product Marketing

Beginning Farmer Institute Application Available

Applications for National Farmers Union’s Beginning Farmer Institute are now available. This program aims to develop and encourage agricultural leaders from all backgrounds. The new nationally focused program provides an opportunity for beginning farmers to acquire leadership and farm management skills. It concentrates on building confidence in beginning farmers and farm couples, and additionally encourages them to…  Read more

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Farmers Union Continues Excellence in Co-operative Education

As supporters of cooperative businesses and young professionals, the nation’s second largest general farm organization hosted more than 110 students from 15 colleges and universities in Minneapolis, MN, in late February. The 2016 National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC) provided a three-day interactive learning experience designed to help shape the next generation…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members

GMO Voluntary Labeling Bill Fails in Senate

A bill put forward by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) that would have created voluntary labeling standards for GMOs and preempt states’ rights to require such labeling, failed on Wednesday to get the votes it needed to move forward. Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee may rework the bill, referred to by opponents as the DARK…  Read more

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Consumers, GMO, Senate Agriculture Committee, Transparency in Labeling

Spirited Convention Includes Keynotes from Sec. Vilsack, Gen. Clark

Family farmers and ranchers are the best advocates for agriculture, and over the last four days, the National Farmers Union has provided more than 500 members and delegates of the 114th Anniversary Convention with the advocacy tools they need to be better informed about topics important to farm policy and the industry. “We came to…  Read more

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Conservation, Consumers, Country of Origin Labeling, Direct to Consumer, Farming Practices, GMO, Grass Roots Policy, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members, Trade, Transparency in Labeling
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