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Convention Paints Strong Picture of Local Agriculture

New England Farmers Union’s sixth annual convention, Gearing Up for Success, drew roughly 60 members of the farming community when it met on Nov. 6-8 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Attendees heard from national, regional, state, and local agricultural leaders on subjects such as federal agricultural policy, food safety, local and regional…  Read more

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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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New Tool Helps You Take Action

National Farmers Union (NFU) today is launching a new online advocacy tool, the NFU Action Center, which will allow users to keep track of key issues affecting family agriculture and rural communities, and take action on these issues with the click of a button. You will be able to: Stay up-to-date with key issues, bills…  Read more

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NFU Guest Opinion: The Hoeven-Stabenow COOL Compromise Is The Only Path Forward for Food Labeling

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson explains in a recent Agri-Pulse guest column that, fortunately for all parties involved in the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Sens. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and a bipartisan group of cosponsors have introduced a COOL compromise bill that both meets…  Read more

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Secretary Vilsack: $97 Million for New Programs for Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced $97 million in programs to support the continued development of farmers markets, farm to school efforts and rural economies and will also expand risk management tools for specialty crops and limited-resource farmers. “Increasing market opportunities for local food producers is a sound investment in America’s rural economies,…  Read more

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