The latest news from the National Farmers Press Room
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…
National Farmers Ratifies 2020 Ag Policy Positions at its Farm Business Meeting in Bloomington, Minnesota
(Ames, Iowa) February 14, 2020 — At National Farmers Convention 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota February 11, members passed policy recommendations on a wide range of farm-related topics.
(Ames, Iowa) February 14, 2020 — At its 2020 Marketing Vision Convention in Bloomington, Minnesota February 11, National Farmers President, Paul Olson, Taylor, Wisconsin spoke about the state of affairs in agriculture and the impacts continuing mergers and buyer consolidation has had on farmers and ranchers.
(Bloomington, Minnesota) February 13, 2020 — National Farmers President, Paul Olson was re-elected as the organization’s leader for a four-year term Wednesday, at Convention 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Bruce Shultz, Raynesford, Montana was elected Vice President of the organization.
Elections, Standout Speakers Headline National Farmers 20/20 Marketing Vision Convention in Bloomington, Minn. Feb. 10-12
(AMES, Iowa) Jan. 20, 2020—National Farmers members from across the U.S. will convene at the annual winter meeting Feb. 10-12 in Bloomington, Minn., listening to agricultural experts about the farm economy, livestock contracting and nutrition trends, farm policy, ag risk management and marketing.
(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.
(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…