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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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Make Convention Hotel Reservations Before Jan. 18

Make Convention Hotel Reservations Before Jan. 18

Your National Farmers 20/20 Marketing Vision Convention is right around the corner, February 10-12. That means it’s time to make your hotel reservation, due before January 18. After that date, rates could go up.
The big event takes place in Minneapolis-Bloomington at the…

V.P. Riniker Says Farley Business Growth Model For Organization

V.P. Riniker Says Farley Business Growth Model For Organization

Vice President Paul Riniker knows National Farmers, agriculture and cattle.
Through the last several years, the number of cattle marketed through National Farmers using the Nexus Ag Marketing risk management programs has grown by double-digit…

National Farmers Receives Beginning Conventional Farmer Grant

National Farmers Receives Beginning Conventional Farmer Grant

National Farmers received a $600,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The three-year project will provide training, education, outreach and technical assistance to conventional farmers and ranchers in 15 states across the country.

Dairy Discussion Featured in Bloomington

Dairy Discussion Featured in Bloomington

By Brad Rach
This year’s Dairy Division presentation at national convention in February will be especially important.
Many of our members have their financial backs to the wall. Milk markets have been awful.

Trade Agreements, Price Reporting News

Trade Agreements, Price Reporting News

By Pat Lampert
There’s a lot happening in the news that has the ability to positively impact markets for cattle producers.
The Phase I trade deal with China calls for the removal of tariffs on Chinese goods in stages, and…

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Free AgProfit Strategies workshop in Hopkinsville will highlight risk management, financials, hemp

(AMES, Iowa) Jan.3, 2020—Challenging farm economic times are the mother of important new AgProfit Strategies — workshops, that is, for beginning and experienced farmers, slated for Hopkinsville, Ky., January 15.

National Farmers Organization Says Cattle Pricing System Needs Modernization

(AMES, Iowa) October 8, 2019 — National Farmers Organization says the country’s cattle producers deserve a more modern and competitive cattle pricing system. In mid-July, prices cattlemen receive for their animals dropped dramatically after a fire at a Tyson meat processing facility in Holcomb, Kan., while packer profits skyrocketed.

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.

National Farmers Organization Says Cattle Pricing System Needs Modernization

(AMES, Iowa) October 8, 2019 — National Farmers Organization says the country’s cattle producers deserve a more modern and competitive cattle pricing system. In mid-July, prices cattlemen receive for their animals dropped dramatically after a fire at a Tyson meat processing facility in Holcomb, Kan., while packer profits skyrocketed.

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…

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