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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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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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Lampert Named Livestock Director

Lampert Named Livestock Director

Former Livestock Operations Manager Pat Lampert, New Bremen, Ohio, has been named Director of Livestock. Garry Crosby, director for 13 years, stepped down to take the position of assistant to the president.
Livestock Director Crosby Retires, Now Assistant to President

Livestock Director Crosby Retires, Now Assistant to President

Livestock Director Garry Crosby was late for his July 30 marketing team dinner. By the time he walked through the doorway, a crowd of well-wishers greeted him. Completely surprised, he then noticed two of his sons and a grandson in the audience. And he became emotional.
Olson Announces Re-election Bid for President

Olson Announces Re-election Bid for President

At the July board meeting I made it known to the directors that I will seek another term as National Farmers president. After much soul-searching, lengthy discussions with my family and encouragement from members all across the country, I have made the decision to again run for president of the greatest farm organization where I have ever had the privilege to be affiliated.
Riniker to Run for V.P. Re-election

Riniker to Run for V.P. Re-election

National Farmers Vice President Paul Riniker, Greeley, Iowa, has announced he will run for re-election at the 2020 national convention. Riniker has served for eight years as National Farmers vice president. He is a second generation National Farmers member, and was elected to the national board in 1996. His father joined the organization in 1966, and he joined in 1982.
Farm Hard, Market Smart

Farm Hard, Market Smart

Steve and Karen Stremlau farm in north central Illinois, near Mendota, on land that’s ideal for growing the crops favored in America. The land – four different rented farms and 400 acres – consists of similar soil types, with four or five in every field. “It’s good soil.…And I can see the city lights 12 to 15 miles away at night,” Steve says.
New 21st-Century Ag Deal

New 21st-Century Ag Deal

These are difficult times in farm country. Historic spring rains – 600 percent above average in some places – inundated fields and homes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that this year’s corn and soybean crops will be the smallest in four years, due partly to delayed planting.

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No to RFS Small Refinery Exemptions

(AMES, Iowa) August 5, 2019 — National Farmers Organization says the country’s farmers deserve better when it comes to renewable volume obligations under the 2020 proposed Renewable Fuel Standards.
“The EPA hosted a listening session July 31 on RFS standards, and we hope they took note of what ag leaders had to say…

New Policy to Save Small Dairy Farms

(AMES, Iowa) July 29, 2019 — National Farmers Organization says the country needs a new policy to protect small dairy farms, struggling with income nearly one-half of what it was five years ago. The organization recommends a special program targeted to smaller-sized dairies, while all dairymen would operate…

M-State Achievers Dominate Farm Kids for College Scholarship Competition

M-State young adults swept the 2019 Farm Kids for College competition, with three young women fromMissouri, Montana and Michigan claiming the top spots – each one earning a $1,000 scholarship. Marlena Long…

National Farmers Urges Passing USMCA, Lifting Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

(AMES, Iowa) May 2, 2019 — National Farmers Organization says USMCA must be passed soon so financially beleaguered farmers—battered by concentration, tariffs and trade uncertainty—will have a chance at better prices. In the past four years, American dairy producers have experienced a milk price decline of nearly 50 percent. Just last year, 2,800 dairy farmers went out of business.

Farmers will glean production, market tips from Ashland FarmStarts seminar

(AMES, Iowa) April 4, 2019—To equip beginning farmers with the latest production, business and marketing knowledge for organic grain and dairy operations, National Farmers, on April 16, will host its free FarmStarts seminar in Ashland, Wisconsin, at Northland College.

Farm groups collaborate on proposals to address dairy crisis at upcoming Dairy Together events

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI – Farm organizations across the country are banding together to advocate on several proposals to stabilize dairy prices and slow the loss of family farms. The Dairy Together Road Show will educate dairy farmers and industry stakeholders about several potential pathways toward market stabilization.

New Policy to Save Small Dairy Farms

(AMES, Iowa) July 29, 2019 — National Farmers Organization says the country needs a new policy to protect small dairy farms, struggling with income nearly one-half of what it was five years ago. The organization recommends a special program targeted to smaller-sized dairies, while all dairymen would operate...

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