Check out our beginning farmer program, AgProfit Strategies. If you are a conventional grain, dairy or livestock producer living within our 15 state program footprint and you have filed 10 or fewer Schedule F tax forms, keep reading.

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Receive $250 for attending one of our in-person seminars or on-line courses.
Receive $350 to become a mentee in our Mentoring Program.
Become eligible for a grant of between $2500 – $10,000 if you were financially harmed by the pandemic.

Experienced farmers, please consider becoming a mentor in our program. You can earn $400.

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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.

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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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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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Halls, Holstein Heroes

Halls, Holstein Heroes

Profit margin drives the decision for Chris Halls and his parents, Mark and Michelle, to finish Holsteins on their Brooten, Minnesota operation, in the rolling hills of the west central part of the state. “We’ve always been able to make more money feeding Holsteins than colored cattle…

Member Policy Planks Guide

Member Policy Planks Guide

Re-establish non-recourse loans as a price support instead of marketing loans, and that loan rates be set at $5.00 per bushel on corn, $7.50 per bushel on wheat, and $12.00 per bushel on soybeans. Re-enact a farmer-owned grain reserve program with the fallowing provisions: The reserve…

National Farmers Former North Dakota Board Member Passes Away

National Farmers Former North Dakota Board Member Passes Away

A long-time advocate for National Farmers Organization passed away Dec. 11. Kelly Shockman, Grand Rapids, N.D., was past president of the North Dakota National Farmers Organization, and served on the organization’s national board of directors. He was active in farm politics at both…

The Five Ds of Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The Five Ds of Workers’ Compensation Insurance

There are many factors to consider when selecting your workers’ compensation insurance. Here are some terms – five Ds – you may have heard and the affect they have on the cost of your coverage. Dividends. Dividends are a way to share in the good performance of your operation. If you…

National Farmers Supports American Beef Labeling Act

National Farmers Supports American Beef Labeling Act

National Farmers Organization signed on to a letter by several farm groups urging passage of the American Beef Labeling Act of 2021, Oct. 27. The legislation would restore mandatory Country of Origin labeling for beef. The American Beef Labeling Act (S.2716) addresses…

National Farmers Principles for Building Successful Partnerships

National Farmers Principles for Building Successful Partnerships

Our Dairy Division is growing. That’s wonderful, but we can never forget that new milk needs new markets. Our sales staff relies on seven time-tested principles as they develop good homes for the milk our members produce. 1. We don’t compete with our buyers by owning or operating processing…

2021 Livestock Growth Continues

2021 Livestock Growth Continues

Even in these strange COVID-19 times, the Livestock Division staff continues to post year-over-year, double-digit volume increases. As issues of staffing, quarantines, masks and mandatory vaccinations plague the packing industry and trickle down to markets and producers, National Farmers Livestock has…

Grain Division Grows, Staff Members Added

Grain Division Grows, Staff Members Added

This past year has presented many and varied challenges, however, your National Farmers Grain Division has experienced a successful year with significant growth and the addition of some excellent professionals to our team. LuAnn Robinson, our longtime grain settlement specialist, retired…

Two New Marketing Reps Join National Farmers Grain

Two New Marketing Reps Join National Farmers Grain

National Farmers Grain Division has named two new marketing representatives. Scott Wharton is the new conventional grain representative for Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
Wharton grew up on a National Farmers dairy operation in Mason, Illinois, and has considerable…

President’s Message

President’s Message

Corn is King. – We have all heard that saying over the years. In today’s world does it mean anything. Is it even relevant?
Those of us in National Farmers used to predict that cheap corn meant cheap…

Dairy Marketing Signals

Dairy Marketing Signals

Have you had a chance to see the new ad we are running in farm papers across the country? If not, you can look at it in this edition of the Magazine.
We’ve been getting some great responses to the ad. I’d like to hear from each…

Cattle Marketing Signals

Cattle Marketing Signals

What a difference a couple of months can make. Last time I penned this article we were wondering how high the market could go. Now, of course we’re wondering if it can get back to the level it was then, the hope marketing…

Grain Marketing Signals

Grain Marketing Signals

Basis levels for November-December 2021 delivery are higher for farmers’ delivery locations east of the Mississippi, when compared with the harvest pressure placed upon the cash markets. For farmers, basis is one market signal to…

Convene ’22 in the Quad Cities February 8-9

Convene ’22 in the Quad Cities February 8-9

After last year’s convention cancellation because of safety concerns about COVID-19, members are excited to attend our annual winter meeting next year. And Bettendorf, Iowa is the place for Convene ‘22, February 8-9. We have packed the…

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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Ames, IA 50010

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Ames, IA 50010

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