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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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NEFU Supports Raw Milk for its Economic Impact

While there can be controversy about the safety of raw milk, New England Farmers Union continues to advocate in favor of regulations that facilitate its sale. For many New England producers, the sale of raw milk provides an important income stream that supports the economic viability of their dairy operation. Because NEFU supports consumer choice…  Read more


Celebrate Co-op Month with Onion River Co-op

To celebrate October’s being co-op month, New England Farmers Union is profiling some of our member cooperatives. Onion River Co-op, which operates under the name City Market, is a founding member of NEFU. “City Market joined New England Farmers Union because NEFU’s mission is to protect and enhance the very people who supply much of…  Read more

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Food Day Sponsor Goes After FSMA Exemptions

To the 900,000 supporters of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the organization seems to have the interests of our agricultural producers at heart. After all, they launched Food Day, “a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.” Across the country, organizations involved in food production, food justice, cooking…  Read more

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FSMA: Have Your Say NOW.

Comments on FDA’s proposed rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act are due on November 15. One proposed rule regulates the growing and harvesting of produce (Produce Safety) and the second requires food safety plans for farms that minimally process foods (Preventive Controls). Together, the two rules represent the most comprehensive revision of food safety…  Read more

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