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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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Wencl Works Organically

Wencl Works Organically

Farming for decades, Tom and Karen Wencl, on their Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, organic dairy farm, in 2012, launched the transition process of integrating their sons, Wayne and Chris, into the operation as partners.
“We operate as an LLC, where the sons are taking some ownership…

Moratorium on Farm Foreclosures, National Milk Marketing Order Needed

Moratorium on Farm Foreclosures, National Milk Marketing Order Needed

As dairy farmers are pounded by rock-bottom pay prices because of COVID-19, National Farmers is calling for a moratorium on farm foreclosures. And one federal milk marketing order to help assist with extreme farmer financial distress.
“We must have a national…

In Wake of COVID-19, Dairy Producers Are Not Alone

In Wake of COVID-19, Dairy Producers Are Not Alone

At national convention, I talked about one of my favorite movies: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’. The theme song particularly sticks in my mind: “We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there.”
I think that line pretty much says where we are in today’s dairy industry. Since convention, COVID-19…

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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 Proposes Moratorium on Farm Foreclosures, One National Milk Marketing Order in Wake of COVID-19 Consequences

(Ames, Iowa) April 20, 2020 — As dairy farmers are pounded by rock-bottom pay prices because of COVID-19’s economic repercussions, National Farmers, a national milk, beef and grains marketer, is calling for a moratorium on farm foreclosures, and one federal milk marketing order to help with extreme farmer financial distress.

U.S. Dairy Farmers Face Market Shock Wave from COVID-19

U.S. Dairy Farmers Face Market Shock Wave from COVID-19   (Ames, Iowa) April 1, 2020 — In some areas of the country, automobiles line up for more than a mile at food banks because Americans are experiencing rising unemployment levels caused by the COVID-19...

One National Milk Marketing Order Needed as Coronavirus Fallout Reveals Flaws in U.S. Dairy Production System

(Ames, Iowa) March 19, 2020 — The production of milk, grains and meat is vital to national interests, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly be felt on farms across the United States.

National Farmers Organization Highlights its Dairy Farm Structure Management Plan at Convention 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota

(Ames, Iowa) February 14, 2020 — At its 2020 Marketing Vision Convention in Bloomington, Minnesota February 12, National Farmers Dairy Division Director, Brad Rach said the country is losing family dairy farms at an alarming rate. In Minnesota alone, he said the state lost 11.9 percent of its…

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