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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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Wades’ Winning Ways

Wades’ Winning Ways

In New York’s foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, lies farm country, the small community of Jasper, the more industrial town of Corning and WadeCrest, the dairy operation of Carroll, Carrie Sue and their son, CV Wade.

New Human Resources Administrator Osier Joins Home Office Team

New Human Resources Administrator Osier Joins Home Office Team

Shelley Osier joined National Farmers’ as Human Resources and Payroll Administrator in Ames, Iowa, in October, bringing a wealth of experience in her profession.
“I love payroll, and I like math, but I like people, so the mix of the position at National Farmers appeals to me,” Shelley said.

Organic Quality Concerns Crop Up, Impact Price Levels

Organic Quality Concerns Crop Up, Impact Price Levels

Organic grain marketing opportunities for the fall of 2019 do exist. The next question: What about the 2019 crop itself?
Many unanswered questions arise about the 2019 organic grain crop, including some quality questions with the harvest of small grains. Test weights were much lighter than average, and protein levels in wheat were much lower in spotty areas of the Midwest, as well. Not to mention molds and…

GMP Works Well During Challenging Market Seasons

GMP Works Well During Challenging Market Seasons

Weather, trade and historic USDA reports have been discussed all year and continue to amaze farmers and the ag sector. September was warm in some areas. 90-degree days held into the first week of October in my home state of Indiana before they dropped 20 to 30 degrees. By the end of the second week of October, the Dakotas, Montana and parts of Minnesota experienced freezing temperatures, snow and…

Farm Economy, Marketing, Officer Elections Featured

Farm Economy, Marketing, Officer Elections Featured

Minneapolis-Bloomington is the place for Convention 2020, February 10-12. This year’s theme is 20/20 Marketing Vision, and you will hear marketing recommendations from a variety of our presenters.
This year’s rundown of speakers includes Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Peterson and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is invited.

National Farmers Organization Says Cattle Pricing System Needs Modernization

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.

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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.

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.

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…

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