National Farmers Virtual Convention 2021
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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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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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For the first time in its history, a National Farmers in-person convention has been cancelled, and replaced with a virtual meeting. “The uncertainties of COVID-19 have impacted the world, and our national board members recognize they must put the health and safety of our members at the forefront. Therefore, they voted unanimously…
Remember the last time you took your kid on a trip and they asked: Are we there yet? That’s the question cattle producers have been asking about markets, and the answer is: Not quite, but we’re getting closer every day.
Prices are at three year highs for soybeans and wheat, levels not seen since 2014-15. Cash values at the U.S. Gulf are near $12 per bu. for soybeans, $5.40 per bu. for corn, and $7.40 per bu. for wheat. Exporters are also scrambling.
I hope everyone has a chance to look at our new National Farmers Dairy Policy Adviser site (www.nfdpa.com). You’ll find all you need there to understand and explain our program to restore opportunities and prosperity for America’s smaller dairy farms.
While on our Sept. 23 conference call with the Board of Directors, a decision was made not to have an in-person national convention in February next year, because of COVID-19. This was not an easy decision, but after much discussion, everyone felt the safety of our members and staff had to be our top priority.
Last fall, the American Farm Bureau Federation issued their proposals for changing the Federal Milk Marketing Orders. I am sure many people wondered why they included the elimination of bloc voting as one of their proposals. I want to commend the AFBF for their forethought to realize this may very well be…
The site is dedicated to delivering the latest information about America’s dairy industry structure, as well as commentary on issues impacting dairy farmers. An example of documents about the site include: National Farmers’ Dairy Farm Structure Management Plan,
In eastern Iowa, National Farmers cattle marketing attracts ag producers to its programs like a magnet grabs nails. Just a few years ago, the then-new Farley Livestock Marketing Center staff looked out onto a line of semis and pickups pulling cattle trailers. Cattle producers from the surrounding area wanted in on the risk management action.
In organic markets, we have seen the 2019 poor-quality crops lead to poor 2020 prices, but the floor may be here. Some buyers have told me they were covered with their grain needs this year, only to call a month later needing grain immediately. This is somewhat understandable, because 2019 poor test weight corn was consumed…
The Isle Hotel & Casino in the Quad Cities, Iowa, is scheduled for National Farmers winter meeting next February. “COVID-19 has thrown a monkey wrench into our meeting plans, because of the unknowns,” said National Farmers Director of Communications Perry Garner.
National Farmers Organization dairy leaders say it’s time for the elimination of bloc voting by co-ops, when it comes to Federal Milk Marketing Order hearings. Currently, only dairy farmers who are independent and not members of…
The pandemic continues to harshly impact people and businesses around the globe, and National Farmers staff have stepped up to help dairy farmers and those less fortunate. Dairy Operations Director Dave Kaseno coordinated…
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.”
“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.”
“I want to price my product. National Farmers negotiators have options. They can bargain. You don’t need to take what companies offer.”
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