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Young Co-operators Gather in Twin Cities

More than 150 attendees from 25 states and Puerto Rico, including three members of New England Farmers Union, participated in the 2015 National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Co-operatives in Minneapolis, MN, earlier this month. The participants learned how co-operative businesses are adapting to changing environments and heard from co-operative experts from across the…  Read more

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Cooperatives, Educational Opportunities, Farmer Leaders, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members

Prevent Roof Collapse!

GUEST BLOG POST by Chris Colello, ALCM, ARM, CFPS, Regional Loss Control Director, Acadia Insurance Snowflake, snowflake, how much do you weigh? Right around .002 grams. So, how do a bunch of snowflakes pancake buildings each year? With more snow in the forecast for much of New England, this becomes a very important question. Generally…  Read more

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Farm Safety, Risk Management

Important Deadlines Coming Up

Please be aware of these important deadlines. And thanks to UMass Extension for passing them along. February 27, 2015: The deadline to update yields and re-allocate bases for the Ag Risk Coverage (ACR)/Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs administered by the USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA). Producers with crop acreage bases (grain corn & silage, barley, wheat,…  Read more

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Risk Management

Holstein Foundation Honors NFU Leader

National Farmers Union (NFU) Senior Vice President of Programs Chandler Goule has been named the 2015 Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) Distinguished Alumni Leader by the Holstein Foundation. New England Farmers Union congratulates Goule on this accomplishment and is grateful for his service on behalf of the dairy farmers of this region. The Young Dairy…  Read more

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Member Profile: Arthur Carroll Crop Insurance

At New England Farmers Union’s annual convention December 13, members voted in new board member Arthur Carroll of Limerick, ME. Carroll is the founder of Arthur Carroll Crop Insurance Agency. We spoke to Carroll about his work and what he sees as the future of risk management. As weather patterns become more erratic and farmers’ margins grow…  Read more

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