NFU All-States Camp Celebrates 75 Years

June 8, 2011Blog No Comments

By Maria Miller, NFU Education Director The men and women who first organized Farmers Union have been called pioneers, visionaries, and leaders, yet they should have been called teachers given their lasting contributions to the organization. Today, Farmers Union is a nationwide advocacy organization representing the interests of family farmers, ranchers, rural communities, and cooperative … Read More

USDA’s “MyPlate” is Positive Step for Americans, Poses Opportunity for Farm Community

June 3, 2011Blog No Comments

By Brittany Jablonsky, NFU Government Relations Representative Yesterday, June 2, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its new nutritional guide, “MyPlate,” replacing the food pyramid icon that had been in use since 1992. This guide builds on the recently revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans, unveiled in January. USDA’s focus on nutritional goals coincides … Read More

Welcome

June 1, 2011Blog No Comments

A message from National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson: Welcome to the new National Farmers Union blog. I hope that you will join us in the dialogue about Farmers Union events throughout the country, education and outreach, our members, cooperative development and issues that impact U.S. family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and their communities. NFU has been … Read More