Grain Marketing Plus Staff Work Hard On Behalf Of NF Members
By Harold Walker
The issues affecting marketing of both conventional and organic grain continue to revolve around weather and war. As I have written previously, these two factors have been the leading cause of market instability and volatility.
Our members have the advantage of National Farmers marketers in all divisions, monitoring conditions and market opportunties to obtain the best available prices for their production.
This marketing and risk signals article is normally focused on marketing options and conditions affecting our conventional and organic grain producers. One of the most important, but often overlooked, components of National Farmers is our staff.
The staff and leadership from local marketing units, state, and national levels continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our member/producers. We should never forget to say thank you to these individuals.
Through the years, many people have given selflessly for others. Each of those members is unique but all share a common trait. They care about individuals, spend their time and energy promoting the organization, and encourage producers to work together for the benefit of all.
Many state conventions will be held in the coming months. National Farmers grain marketing representatives, crop insurance agents and staff members from all commodity divisions will attend as many of these state meetings as possible.
I encourage all members to bring a friend or neighbor to these meetings and introduce them to the staff representing our commodity marketing divsions.
Let’s remember, National Farmers Organization was founded on the basic principle that farmers working and marketing together contribute to prosperity for all. With consolidations in the agribusiness world and the working model that “bigger is always better,” this is more important today than ever before.
National Farmers has proven marketing programs for many commodities, and I encourage everyone to use them to profit more.