Putting the Brakes on Rising Gas Prices

June 16, 2011Blog No Comments

By Roger Johnson, NFU President In his original designs, Henry Ford believed that American automobiles would run on domestically produced, renewable ethanol. Today, however, Big Oil continues to enjoy $40 billion annually in subsidies and Americans are struggling to pay $4.00 per gallon of gasoline at the pump. Every year, we send $337 billion to … Read More

The Rich History and Tradition of Farmers Union

June 15, 2011Blog No Comments

By Tom Giessel, NFU Historian Farmers Union’s history is rich with colorful characters, amazing achievements, and both humorous and serious stories of endurance and survival. Virtually all Farmers Union organizational, business, legislative and social activities were prefaced and referenced with education.  It is no accident that “Education” takes a prominent place not only in our official … Read More

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


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