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National Farmers is an agricultural marketing organization for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Specializing in conventional and organic dairy, grains and livestock production, member producers take advantage of our group marketing and risk management services to maximize their profits.
National Farmers Magazine - November December 2022

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National Farmers is an agricultural marketing organization for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Specializing in conventional and organic dairy, grains and livestock production, member producers take advantage of our group marketing and risk management services to maximize their profits.

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Three Generations Strong – Yost Cattle

Three Generations Strong – Yost Cattle

Thriving amid a global pandemic takes hard work, commitment, thinking outside the box, and having marketing options in place. That’s according to Gary and Parker Yost, who have a cattle feeding operation in Wheaton, Minnesota. The Yosts operate a 600 head finishing operation on land that has been in Gary’s wife’s family since…

Aggie Greats – Supporting the future of agriculture

Aggie Greats – Supporting the future of agriculture

Committed to supporting and encouraging farm kids to pursue ag careers, National Farmers awarded three $1,000 scholarships this year. Taryn Goss, Justyne Frisle, and Carlee Mae Long are our 2022 Farm Kids for College Scholarship recipients.

Senior National Farmers Board Member Schultz Passes

Senior National Farmers Board Member Schultz Passes

Illinois National Farmers Member and State Leader, Ron Schultz passed away June 6. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization since 1962, holding the office of a national board director for Illinois since 1991. Schultz was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer, retiring in 2018. He became a Burrus seed dealer in…

Farmer-Focused Former National Farmers Staff Member Lorenz Passes Away

Farmer-Focused Former National Farmers Staff Member Lorenz Passes Away

Four-decade-long former National Farmers staff member Pete Lorenz, Beloit, Kansas, passed away May 1. He was 76. Lorenz was known for his farmer-focused approach and promoted the need for farmers to group market to receive more income from the marketplace. “Pete was a dedicated professional and helped thousands of…

Depere, Wisconsin, Marketing Center Manager Starchaska Passes

Depere, Wisconsin, Marketing Center Manager Starchaska Passes

Gene A. Starchaska, age 88 of Manawa, Wisconsin died unexpectedly while fishing with his son in Minnesota on May 22. He served National Farmers in DePere, Wisconsin, at National Farmers Ledgeview Marketing Center for more than 30 years. He is responsible for Ledgeview Marketing Center’s growth in cattle numbers through…

Former National Farmers Director, Caledonia, Minnesota Marketing Center Head Passes

Former National Farmers Director, Caledonia, Minnesota Marketing Center Head Passes

Dedication. Commitment. Fun. Those words exemplify John Petersen, a former National Farmers national director who passed away May 5, in Caledonia, Minnesota. He was best known for growing and managing the National Farmers Caledonia Marketing Center that handled both hogs and cattle. He was 88. “I remember running hogs with…

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National Farmers Organization Favors COOL Re-instatement

May 9, 2022 AMES, Iowa— National Farmers Organization’s ongoing support of mandatory Country of Origin Labeling continues with recent U.S. House legislation. Congressmen Lance Gooden (R-Tex.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), introduced a bill for MCOOL in late March which would…

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…

Eliminate Dairy Bloc Voting

(Ames, Iowa) February 23, 2021 — At its 2021 virtual Convention February 9, National Farmers Organization announced it favors congressional measures to eliminate bloc voting on USDA federal milk marketing referendums. Organization members indicated it would help create a system where dairy producers can have…

Federal Milk Marketing Order Reform

(Ames, Iowa) August 10, 2020 — 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 cooperatives may cast individual ballots.

May 7, 2020, National Farmers Says It’s Time to Recognize U.S. has One Federal Order Milk Market, Not 11

(Ames, Iowa) May 7, 2020 — National Farmers Organization dairy leader says it’s time for milk regulators to recognize U.S. milk markets should be treated as one national system, rather than the regional approach USDA’s Federal Milk Marketing Orders uses now.

National Farmers Endorses New York Senator Gillibrand’s, Congresswoman Maloney’s Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act

(Ames, Iowa) April 28, 2020 — National Farmers Organization on Tuesday endorsed the Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.

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…

Eliminate Dairy Bloc Voting

(Ames, Iowa) February 23, 2021 — At its 2021 virtual Convention February 9, National Farmers Organization announced it favors congressional measures to eliminate bloc voting on USDA federal milk marketing referendums. Organization members indicated it would help create a system where dairy producers can have…

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