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Across the country, National Farmers combines milk, beef and grain production from farms like yours. Then, our marketing professionals go to to work for you—negotiating with major ag industry buyers to improve your bottom line.

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Today’s National Farmers members represent a cross-section of both conventional and organic production – grain growers, cattle and hog producers and dairymen and women. Become a part of National Farmers, and start enjoying the financial rewards.

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National Farmers defines itself by its sophisticated commodity marketing and ag risk management programs and services. Through National Farmers MaximumMarketing, producers market their commodities in pooled groups, and their bank accounts benefit. Our negotiators assure transactions with major buyers include terms favorable to farmers and ranchers.

Our ag risk management programs include forward contracting, hedging, and the array of futures and options offerings, administered by our discerning ag risk professionals. All to put profit in American farm enterprises.

Today’s National Farmers members represent a cross-section of both conventional and organic production – grain growers, cattle and hog producers and dairymen and women. Become a part of National Farmers, and start enjoying the financial rewards right away.

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We have been providing sound, affordable Business Insurance solutions for commercial farmers and agri-businesses for over 30 years. We offer the following products and coverages.

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Farmers need health insurance, and they need to be covered by a company that understands agriculture. Coverage and programs created with your line of work in mind. And we give you customer support all day, every day.

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We know commodity market information and ag news matter to you 24/7. It’s another way we help shippers do the business of farming.

Crop Insurance

Weather risk and price risk are two unwelcome terms for grain growers, but reality dictates that you maintain crop insurance coverage and protect your farm, and your future.

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For more than 60 years, National Farmers members have worked as partners to advance the interests of America’s farmers and ranchers. We’re here for independent agricultural producers and for rural America. With your membership, our professionals will glean advantages from the marketplace for you, too. And we’re a not-for-profit organization, an assurance that National Farmers is really about your profit.

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Upcoming Events

At National Farmers, we value our members and we value your input. In fact, we’re established in a way that means we need it. Where do we get this informative farmer input? At state conventions and national convention each year.

We also host other events from time to time, educational workshops and gatherings of ag producers or staff in certain areas. Our program, FarmStarts, provides training for beginning farmers who have been in the business for less than 10 years.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

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AgProfit Strategies

Whether you produce conventional grains, milk or beef, it’s getting tougher to make real profits today. That’s why we offer AgProfit Strategies Workshops in 15 states across the heart of farm country.

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Cattle, Grain and Milk Producers

Whether you produce conventional grains, milk or beef, it’s getting tougher to make real profits today. That’s why we offer AgProfit Strategies Workshops in 15 states across the heart of farm country.

These farm workshops are put by National Farmers Organization—a group of farmers who market conventional and organic production. Completely free, these day-long meetings provide good information to seasoned and beginning farmers alike—real tools you can go home with to help you in your current operation, or the one you hope to start someday. 

Filled with advanced information about marketing, risk management, budgeting, and operational structure—you’ll be mighty glad you made the decision to attend one in your area. 

And, if you have been farming ten years or less, you can receive a $200 payment to help cover the costs from being away from your farm or job.  

Topics may differ, depending on the meeting location.

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Cattle Marketing Signals

Cattle Marketing Signals

Let’s take a look at cattle market fundamentals first, and it’s all good news. Cattle on feed numbers are down, the cow herd is shrinking while domestic and foreign demand are strong. Nothing but blue skies and higher markets on the horizon, right? Sure if this was pre-BSE, which I will refer to…

Grain Marketing Signals

Grain Marketing Signals

The countdown is on. In last year’s August monthly crops reporting, corn yield was set above 180 bushels per acre. Then a rare storm, Derecho, passed through much of the Midwest causing destruction to buildings and crops. As harvest progressed, yields were found considerably lower than…

Dairy Marketing Signals

Dairy Marketing Signals

No one reading this needs to be reminded of how rough our marketing road has been during the past several years. Mega-dairies are flooding our markets with milk, a pandemic turned the entire industry on its head, processors and retailers grow bigger and more powerful by the day. The list…

Paul Olson President’s Message

Paul Olson President’s Message

The summer of 2021 has proven to be a year of volatility from weather, markets and in some cases finding market access. It makes a farmer flinch.
In mid-July a tornado did extensive damage to our largest marketing center which is located in…

Vice President Shultz Focuses On Climate Issues

Vice President Shultz Focuses On Climate Issues

On my Montana ranch we finished haying this year on July 4. That may not sound like news to most people, but producers in our area usually don’t even start preparing to get into the fields until after Independence Day. With extreme drought hammering the whole region, we actually began haying…

Dairy Division Enjoys Success Regionally

Dairy Division Enjoys Success Regionally

In March 2017, National Farmers opened a new Northeast Region office in Cortland, New York after cancelling ties with Dairy Marketing Services, LLC, which had previously handled marketing. The new office was started from scratch, finding milk haulers and establishing routes, hiring staff members and…

National Farmers Favors Biden’s Ag Initiatives

National Farmers Favors Biden’s Ag Initiatives

July 14, 2021 AMES, Iowa—President Joe Biden on July 9 issued a comprehensive executive order addressing issues related to consolidation of businesses, including agribusinesses, and the tide of economic issues it sparks for the production level of the farm…

Family First

Family First

Al and Ann Middendorf, Long Prairie, Minnesota, start their farm work days together, milking 82 Holsteins. “We work well together,” Ann said. “We put our ideas together to solve any day-to-day issues.” Ann wasn’t raised on a farm. “I’ve got a good wife,” Al said. “I snowballed her and told her this would be a lot of fun.” However…

Friendly Faces of National Farmers

Friendly Faces of National Farmers

Shelby Biasini earned her dairy bona fides growing up on her family’s dairy farm in Morrisville, Vermont where they currently milk 40 head of registered Brown Swiss and Holsteins. “In 2009, we started Mt. Mansfield Creamery where we make a number of raw milk European style cheeses which are aged a minimum of…

DC Ag Policy 360

DC Ag Policy 360

Only nine months after a USDA proposal to transition away from metal and plastic identification ear tags, USDA reversed course. They can now be used indefinitely on dairy cattle, cattle that cross state borders and on cattle exhibited at fairs. In case of an outbreak of dangerous diseases, APHIS was signaling radio frequency…

Vice President’s Message

Vice President’s Message

In the late 1920s, the federal government understood healthy farm economies make our country stronger. The agricultural parity concept was created to ensure farmers received fair prices for their back-breaking work. The Great Depression caused farmers to go broke, because their purchasing power declined year after…

Dairy Marketing Signals

Dairy Marketing Signals

The past year has brought enormous challenges for our organization and for each of our farmer members. I’ve recently had a wonderful reminder that we are not alone in facing those challenges. That’s some good news for Dairy Month! I have written before about how we must get rid of bloc voting if we want to have any…

What Our Clients Are Saying

“This farm has been National Farmers affiliated for a long time back, and we’ve trended down the road with it.”

Duane Hopf

Mill Creek Farms, Indiana

“The easy decision was choosing to use National Farmers risk management programs. For four years now, Schultz has been taking advantage of options, forward contracts and other marketing tools to sell his feeder cattle.”

Brian Schultz

MaximumMarketing producter

“I want to price my product. National Farmers negotiators have options. They can bargain. You don’t need to take what companies offer.”

Ron Hourscht

MaximumMarketing producer

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528 Billy Sunday Road
Suite 100
Ames, IA 50010

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528 Billy Sunday Road
Suite 100
Ames, IA 50010

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800.247.2110

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800.247.2110