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NFU announces twenty participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute

2018-06-15 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) programme

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NFU Announces Twenty Participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute

2018-06-14 17:49:28| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) program. The Institute empowers the success of Americas next generation of farmers by providing mentorship, technical […]

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Rights and Representation: What is a Farmer?

2018-06-13 18:34:04| National Farmers Union

By Sophie Neems, Previous NFU Intern & Current Communications Specialist at Farm Credit Theres a noticeable new trend in farming demographics: the number of farmers coming to agriculture as a second career –  many of whom are women is growing. These female, first-generation producers must secure land, build an enterprise, and establish themselves within […]

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Optimism drives farmer sentiment higher; producers weigh-in on farm bill and crop insurance

2018-06-07 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

USA - Agricultural producer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since January 2017, as producers expressed an improved view of current conditions and future expectations of the US agricultural economy, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer

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Pig farmer shares perspective on gene editing in animal agriculture

2018-05-30 11:00:00| National Hog Farmer

CRISPRcon addresses role of emerging technology on human, animal and crop health.

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