October 28, 2019 Blog By Aaron Shier, NFU Government Relations Representative and Josie Krogh, NFU Intern This blog is cross-posted on the National Farm to School website. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative announced on Feb. 25 that China has lifted some restrictions on the … Read More, By Rebecca J. H. White, Produce Manager, Hanover Co-Op Food Store For the first time this September, I found myself pursuing real organizational change in Washington. While signup for the full event has closed, we are opening several of the fly-in sessions to the public. But these are no ordinary circumstances: a global pandemic has upended modern life as we know it. You'll get the latest industry developments at home and from the EU and daily updates on our work representing our 47,000 members. A primary challenge was reaching producers in cities like Wichita, … Read More, By Hannah Packman, National Farmers Union Communications Director A year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) abruptly relocated two of its major research agencies – the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service) – from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City. I grew up working on my … Read More. The Edenville Dam in central Michigan collapsed in May after heavy rain—nearly five inches in 48 hours—falling on already saturated land pushed the Tittabawasse River to record heights. That … U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal: What’s In It for Farmers? When the nation's thoughts turn to recovery, it is crystal clear that active farming and crofting have vital roles to play writes Director of Policy Jonnie Hall. National Farmers’ protest | Supreme Court to hear plea against Republic Day tractor rally Karnataka Objection to smoking visuals in K.G.F Chapter 2 … Farmers leaders arrives to attend a meeting with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. Home; 1000 Bee Web Links; BeeJokes; Bonus Pages. This hodgepodge forms the foundation that sustains all life on … Read More, By Dr. Deb O’Dell Scientific research helps make the case that farmers should be paid to apply no-till and cover crop practices to mitigate the effects of and adapt to climate change. In the past … Read More, By Billy Mitchell, NFU FSMA Training Coordinator Just five short months ago, National Farmers Union (NFU) members attending the organization’s annual convention breezed through Forsyth Park Farmers Market in Savannah, Georgia. October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools, food, and local farmers, ranchers, and fishers! 128 were here. Clean the barn. The publication asserts that the agency “favored large, industrialized farms over smaller, diversified ones, provided loopholes … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director Brazilian company JBS, the world’s largest beef and pork processor, plans to buy the second largest lamb processing facility in the United States and use it to process beef instead, drawing concern from farmers, legislators, and anti-trust advocates. NRCN-member, the National Farmers Union (NFU), has partnered with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to produce an online booklet to support farmers in preventing and reporting cybercrime. All three are … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director The farm economy was weak long before the pandemic. The issue of the politics of farming has been a long term plan for about 10,000 farmers in the upper echelons of the NFU’s 55,000 members. December 3, 2019. The committee is asking for details on changes needed … Read More, By Jeanne Janson, NFU Intern National Farmers Union (NFU) represents a diverse group of 200,000 family farmers and ranchers and food advocates, united by the belief that strong farm families and rural communities are vital to the health, security and economic well-being of our nation. Across the government, officials are embracing the need for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving soil health – both of which are key for addressing the climate crisis. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. Home; About the CCC; Back to the CCC website; Subscribe to feed; Tag Archive . For a lot of growers, these are the real and perceived barriers that come with keeping our food safe. Observed on June 19th, the holiday commemorates the day that the last slaves were freed in the United States in 1865 – two-and-a-half years after President Abraham Lincoln ordered their independence with the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the … Read More, The Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool (RSET) is a free program offered through National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Bad Beekeeping Blog. The old classics, … Read More, By Jeanne Janson, NFU Journalism Intern From mid-August through the end of September, Megan Brown spent countless hours fireproofing the livestock enclosures at her family’s ranch in Northern California and preparing to evacuate should the LNU Lightning Complex Fire—the third most destructive in the state’s history—get too close. By Charlotte Smith, President of Northwest Farmers Union If you had told me 15 years ago that I’d have a thriving raw milk dairy and diversified farm, I’d have laughed in your face! I would feel very grateful if I was part of this not getting through any kind of legislative branch. It is available to help Iowa farmers, ranchers and land owners improve their working lands conservation efforts, and consequently improve topsoil and nutrient retention, as well as safeguard Iowa’s waterways. L'Union Nationale des Agriculteurs représente près de 250000 exploitations et ranches familiaux au travers des Etats-Unis. As farmers make their New Year’s resolutions, produce growers have an extra one to add: test the water. Results of the national officers elections are as follows: Katie Ward of Woodlawn, ON, acclaimed as President; Coral Sproule of Perth, ON, acclaimed as Women’s President We are all concerned about what the coronavirus pandemic means for our health, our livelihoods, our food system, and our communities, both in the short and long term. This summer, there was a … Read More, By Brittany Olson, Wisconsin Farmers Union Member This piece originally ran in the September/October issue of Wisconsin Farmers Union News and is available for distribution. We were delighted when the government committed the UK to being at the forefront of the global move to high-efficiency agriculture. Every member of the farm family – including children ages 14 to 21 – are full voting members of the Union. January 15, 2021. Building a better food system for farmers, eaters, rural communities, and the environment. Do not be scared: farm-made, value-added products are alive and well in 2020. Posted on March 23, 2014 by Ron Miksha “Corporate profits trumping ecological needs,” according to the National Farmers Union’s own website. Posts from the ‘National Farmers Union’ Category. You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘National Farmers Union’ tag. In a rare piece of good news for the south-west’s environment, the government recently confirmed that beavers would be allowed to stay on the River Otter in Devon. In … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director According to new analysis published this week by NBC News, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disproportionately helped certain kinds of farmers more than others with its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This structure recognizes that every family member contributes to the farm by working on it directly, or indirectly through off-farm employment. Episode 8 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about the National Farmers Union’s endorsement of raw milk. As climate change, disease, predators, and other factors decimate hives around the country, beekeepers are looking to pastureland managed with regenerative agricultural practices for a more sustainable future for their … Read More, By Bobbi Wilson, Wisconsin Farmers Union Government Relations Associate Every June for the last 83 years, Americans have celebrated dairy farmers. Guest blog from Sandra Bell at Friends of the Earth: Govt considering scrapping ban on Neonicotinoids. FFAhobo's Blog. Today, the scene would be unthinkable: customers hugging farmers, friends standing shoulder to shoulder, shoppers testing produce ripeness with their bare hands, families generously … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director In the last 12 months, food prices at grocery stores have risen 5.6 percent –  the largest annual increase in nearly a decade. Though the … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director Hurricane-force winds tore through the Midwest this week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. There’s a little good news from farm country. NFU National Election Results 2020 (November 28, 2020)– Katie Ward was acclaimed as President of the National Farmers Union at the 51st Annual National Convention held … The National Farmers Union requests a collaborative strategy be considered that would see universities and colleges in BC, YK, NWT and AB form a learning cooperative in the Peace River Valley to advance climate adaptive agricultural solutions through organic and regenerative production methods. Now, with trucks staying parked at home and farmers getting their coffee refills at home, farm … Read More, By Jeanne Janson, NFU Journalism Intern The last 400 years of Native American history is marred with stories of land being stolen, children being forced into boarding schools and a crusade for assimilation through the erasure of culture. 1 October 26, 2012 The Grace of George McGovern; Email Subscription. Today, there are just 48,000 Black farmers – a 95 percent decline … Read More, By Billy Mitchell, NFU Food Safety Training Coordinator Built on Booker T. Washington’s practice of taking educational opportunities to rural areas, designed by George Washington Carver, and financed by Morris Jesup, Jesup Wagons were “moveable schools” that delivered the university classroom experience to farmers across Alabama. April was unseasonably cold in Central … Read More, By Rob Larew, NFU President Today, National Farmers Union is unveiling to our members a new climate change resource center as part of our effort to support sound federal policy and the efforts of U.S. family farmers and ranchers in responding to the effects of global warming. As a member of thirteen different cooperatives, … Read More, 20 F Street NW, Suite 300 | Washington, DC 20001 P: (202) 554-1600 | F: (202) 554-1654, Making Food Safety Practical and Profitable, Farmers Market Pivot and Provide Safe, Local Food Systems. … Read More, By Mackenzie Jeter, NFU Intern A hundred years ago, agriculture was a relatively diverse profession in the United States: a million Black farmers operated about 14 percent of the country’s farms. As a result, holidaymakers and daytrippers have been warned by the National Farmers Union to avoid using barbecues near fields, to take care not to leave glass bottles that could focus the sun's rays and trigger blazes, and to avoid flicking cigarette butts from car windows. Posted on August 22, 2020 by Miles King. The makeup of the modern agricultural workforce could not look more different. In California, dozens of fires have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres, destroying farm … Read More, By Billy Mitchell, NFU FSMA Training Coordinator The term “urban farming” evokes images of gleaming greenhouses scattered across New York rooftops, shipping containers full of greens in Charleston, South Carolina, or raised beds in the shadow of the Oakland A’s stadium. Second, some hot coffee brewing. Read more about it on our website here: https://bit.ly/3spDAuG Regional Director: Melanie Squires Regional Communications Adviser: David George Office Address: Agriculture House, Pynes Hill, Rydon Lane, Exeter EX2 5ST Tel: 01392 440700 Fax: 01392 440701 On Twitter: @NFUsouthwest On Instagram: nfu_southwest. Direct Action on the Badger Cull Monday, August 26th, 2013. To slow its spread, millions of Americans are staying … Read More, To our Farmers Union family: This is a strange and difficult time. Through the work that is being done at the University of Tennessee and elsewhere, scientists have found that cover crops are one of … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director For many Black Americans, Juneteenth is a day of celebration. The storm, known as a derecho, passed from South Dakota to Ohio, knocking out power for more than a million people, blowing down trees, damaging buildings and grain bins, and flattening crops. During this episode, host Kimberly Hartke talks to guests David Gumpert, Mark McAfee, Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Richard R. Oswald, and Danielle Nierenberg about the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) decision to endorse this nutrient-dense beverage. But in small rural towns, some farmers are adopting practices that are hallmarks of … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director The U.S. Click … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director As Black History Month comes to a close, National Farmers Union (NFU) is celebrating its own piece of black history: its first predominantly African American chapter. The torrent poured into the surrounding area, destroying roads, homes, businesses, dams and farmland in … Read More, By Jenny Hopkinson, NFU Senior Government Relations Representative The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis is seeking input on how the federal government can best assist and support farmers, ranchers, and rural communities as they respond to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Through this new website, we hope to share … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director Under ordinary circumstances, National Agriculture Day is an opportunity to celebrate the family farmers and ranchers who feed, fuel, and clothe our country. Téléchargez des images premium que vous ne trouverez nulle part ailleurs. By Billy Mitchell, NFU Food Safety Training Coordinator Organize the tools. Unfortunately, this has become a sort of … Read More, By Melanie Arthur, NFU Intern “Parking lot, go ahead and blow your horns. Trouvez la perfection en matière de photos et images d'actualité de National Farmers Union sur Getty Images. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Masks are the obvious protection, but the physical demands and … Read More, Next week, hundreds of hundreds of farmers, ranchers, and rural residents will gather online to speak directly with their elected representatives and administration officials as part of National Farmers Union’s (NFU) virtual legislative fly-in. Posted on June 14, 2016 by Miles King. Last week, the National Farmers Union (NFU)—a grassroots organization representing 200,000 farmers, fishers, and ranchers with affiliates in 33 states—publicly urged President Trump to keep the United States’ commitment to … Patch the pants. But new pandemic-related disruptions have pushed down prices even lower than they were before – so much so … Read More, By Jenny Hopkinson, NFU Senior Government Relations Representative It seems everyone in Washington is talking about agriculture’s role in combatting climate change. Archives. Home; About ← Mentor. On October 26, the FDA hosted a webinar that gave an inside look at the progress made in the first 100 days since the Blueprint announcement in July. NFUonline is the main website for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) The Voice of British Farming. The National Farmers' Union (NFU) is a member organisation/industry association for farmers in England and Wales. Archive for the ‘National Farmers Union’ Category. Famous Beekeepers ; Old Posts. For years, chronic overproduction  has severely depressed commodity prices. To simplify and streamline pandemic-related decisions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new resource, the Employee Health … Read More, By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Director Many years before the coronavirus pandemic, there were concerns that meat plant workers were at high risk of contracting contagious diseases – concerns that have only ramped up in recent months. Supply Management: Cherries, Cows, and Cognitive Dissonance – Oh, My! And, finally, a good story to tell and a megaphone to carry your voice across the farm and to your attendees. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson on Tuesday issued a statement ending his 11-year tenure as head of the organization. Tag: National Farmers Union Eating sustainably – how consumers can support British farmers. On this Indigenous Peoples’ Day, National Farmers Union (NFU) celebrates the invaluable contributions of Native Americans and the Indigenous origins of many practices currently used in … Read More, By Charlie Michel, National Farmers Union Education and Outreach Coordinator When a statewide COVID-19 lockdown upended their food safety event planning, Mary Howell and Mercedes Taylor-Puckett of Kansas Farmers Union (KFU) were quick to respond with creative solutions for delivering on-farm education to Kansas growers. 9,578 Followers, 541 Following, 785 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from National Farmers’ Union (NFU) (@nfulife) Latest agricultural news and information. In our Member Spotlight series, we will be sharing stories … Read More, The Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool (RSET) is a free program offered through National Farmers Union (NFU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). 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