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Access to Efficiency: The Vedvei Farm Family & Cattle Breeding

2017-05-19 20:28:59| National Farmers Union

By Lura Roti, South Dakota Farmers Union It was nerve-racking to watch, but seeing that smile was priceless, says Corrie, as she reminisces about watching her daughter show for the first time. A third-generation 4-H alumnus, Corrie says its exciting to see her daughter continue the family legacy of 4-H involvement and showing registered Charolais […]

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The Future of Farming is Now

2017-05-19 18:32:07| National Farmers Union

By Natalie McGill and Stewart Lundy, Owners & Operators of Perennial Roots Farm Farmers tend to be rugged individualists. They might be a little rough around the edges, but that tough skin is just part of how they are able to do the hard work of farming. The constant ups and downs in farming require real […]

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Access to Markets: Black Rabbit Farm, Media, and Marketing

2017-05-18 18:08:43| National Farmers Union

By Tommy Enright, Wisconsin Farmers Union Communications Associate My spouse, Sam, and I started Black Rabbit Farm in 2013 with very little farming experience. We had just moved back to our home state of Wisconsin after living in Seattle, and we were excited to start this new chapter in our lives. As soon as we […]

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Reopening of NAFTA Provides Trump Administration With Chance to Right the U.S. Trade Agenda

2017-05-18 17:51:43| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON Initiating an official renegotiation process of past, failed trade deals, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today formally notified Congress of the Trump Administrations intentions to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The renegotiation provides the administration with a unique opportunity […]

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Perdue Testifies on Depressed Rural Economy

2017-05-18 00:04:17| National Farmers Union

By Skylar Schneider, NFU Executive Assistant Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on rural communities and agriculture, during which U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided an update on the state of the farm economy. In written testimony, he addressed the fact that, after a 50 percent decrease over the past four years, net farm […]

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Access to Markets: Why Media Matters in Agriculture

2017-05-16 18:04:29| National Farmers Union

By Tommy Enright, Wisconsin Farmers Union Communications Associate Some farms garner a great deal of media attention while similar farms fly below the radar. Why is this? To be sure, there are farmers doing enough awesome things in their communities that people take notice. But more likely, they are good at marketing themselves. In my experience, […]

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Farmers Union Confronts the Farm Crisis

2017-05-16 14:10:27| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The national farm economy is deteriorating, forcing many family farmers and ranchers to make tough financial decisions that will impact their families, communities, and the entire country. In order to provide farmers with the resources and support needed to endure these tough […]

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NFU, Coalition of Rural Organizations Oppose Elimination of Rural Development Mission Area and Under Secretary

2017-05-15 22:46:31| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON Highlighting the important work carried out by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a diverse coalition of rural organizations are calling on Congress to prevent any attempt to eliminate the Rural Development Mission Area (RD) and […]

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Diversified Crop Rotation

2017-05-15 21:55:26| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) published a study, Rotating Crops, Turning Profits: How Diversified Farming Systems Can Help Farmers While Protecting Soil and Preventing Pollution. It focuses on the environmental benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased soil organic matter, of […]

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Access to Efficiency: The Painter Ranch Family & Rotational Grazing

2017-05-12 17:17:34| National Farmers Union

By Lura Roti, South Dakota Farmers Union Running cattle on Harding County grasslands has been a part of the Painter family legacy since 1895, when Lewis Levi Painter rode the open range as a horse wrangler for the CY Cattle Company of Texas. He ran a few cows with the main herd and squatted on […]

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