The latest news from the National Farmers Press Room
(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.
(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…
(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 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…
(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.
(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.
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.
(AMES, Iowa) March 20, 2019 —At National Farmers annual convention in West Des Moines, Iowa last week, dairy leaders focused on historic low milk prices and urged overhauling America’s Federal Milk Marketing Orders.
Temple Grandin Talks Stockmanship, Genetic Selection at National Farmers’ Convene ’19 Cattle Care and Contracting Today Workshop
(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) March 14, 2019—National Farmers members from around the country on March 12 experienced more than a brush with fame when internationally recognized cattle expert Dr. Temple Grandin talked stockmanship and genetics at the organization’s Cattle Care and Contracting Today workshop at Convene ’19.
National Farmers members address dairy prices, country-of-origin labeling, grain reserve in policy planks
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (March 14, 2019)—National Farmers members from across the U.S. on March 12 agreed on farm policy planks about dairy structure management and pricing, a farmer-owned grain reserve, reinstatement of GIPSA rules and country of origin labeling at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting in West Des Moines, Iowa.