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Complete 2015 National Farmers Union Convention News

Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to Attend 115th Anniversary National Convention

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 115th Anniversary Convention embodies true grassroots policy making, and four farmers representing Kansas Farmers Union will have a seat at the table this year. Delegates to the convention are responsible for reviewing the national organization’s policies, which ultimately provide direction [...]

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NFU Concludes 114th Anniversary Convention, Delegates Adopt Special Policy Orders

Family farmers and ranchers are the best advocates for agriculture, and over the last four days, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has provided more than 500 members and delegates of the 114th Anniversary Convention with the advocacy tools they need to be better informed about [...]

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NFU 114th Anniversary Convention Commences with Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Dayton, Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Emmer

Embracing a robust grassroots network of farm leaders, the National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 114th Anniversary Convention today in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 500 members from across the country are gathered for the annual event, which runs through March 8. “The NFU convention [...]

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Two Individuals Awarded Highest Honor at NFU Convention

The diversity of modern agriculture is the result of the hardworking men and women across the industry, and two individuals have selflessly gone above and beyond for the betterment of food, farming and rural America. The National Farmers Union (NFU) recognized Claudia Svarstad and Brother [...]

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Farm & Ranch Guide’s Hildebrant Honored at NFU 114th Anniversary Convention

With the majority of the population removed by generations from the farm, ag communicators play an important role in sharing the industry’s story. Each year, National Farmers Union (NFU) recognizes one communicator for outstanding reporting of agriculture. Dale Hildebrant of Farm & Ranch Guide received [...]

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NFU Concludes 113th Anniversary Convention

National Farmers Union (NFU) concluded its 113th Anniversary Convention today in Wichita, Kansas. The four-day event drew more than 480 family farmers, ranchers and fishermen from across the country and featured a number of high-profile speakers, workshops and grassroots policymaking. “Our convention theme, ‘Driving the [...]

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EPA Administrator McCarthy Tells NFU EPA Is on the “Hot Seat” over WOTUS, RFS; Thanks NFU for Constructive Feedback During Rule Making Process

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy promised the agency would soon come out with a final Waters of the Unites States (WOTUS) rule and committed to movement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as well. “I really wish we had done a better [...]

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $97 Million to Expand Access to Support Farmers Markets, Farm to School Efforts and Rural Economies while Expanding Risk Management Tools for Specialty Crops, Limited-Resource Farmers; Says Congress Needs to Leave the RFS Alone

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced $97 million in programs to support the continued development of farmers markets, farm to school efforts and rural economies and will also expand risk management tools for specialty crops and limited-resource farmers. “Increasing market opportunities for local [...]

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NFU Bestows Highest Honor to Two at 113th Anniversary Convention

National Farmers Union (NFU) honored Robert Carlson and Clay Pederson with the award for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and American Agriculture during its 113th Anniversary Convention this week. “Both of these men embody much of the best of what American agriculture stands for, and [...]

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  • KFU's Matt Ubel completing NFU's Beginning Farmer Institute
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NFU Foundation Hosts “Evening For Education;” Event Helps Fund Education and Outreach for Foundation

National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) held its sixth annual “Evening for Education” gala today during National Farmers Union 113th Anniversary Convention in Wichita, Kansas. “NFUF is the educational wing of our organization, and the planning and support for the education opportunities it provides – ranging [...]

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Maureen McCollum Honored with Award for Excellence in Agricultural Communications

National Farmers Union (NFU) today awarded Maureen McCollum of Wisconsin Public Radio with the Milton D. Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Communications during its 113th Anniversary Convention. “NFU greatly appreciates the role Maureen McCollum has played in covering stories important to family farmers and [...]

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NFU Recognizes Members, States, Divisions for Excellence

National Farmers Union (NFU) today recognized members, county and local organizations, and state divisions for excellence in membership recruitment and outreach in the past year during its 113th Anniversary Convention. “Peer recruitment is an essential part of growing and maintaining NFU’s 113 year old legacy [...]

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NFU 113th Anniversary Convention Kicks Off in Kansas

National Farmers Union (NFU) kicked off its 113th Anniversary Convention today in Wichita, Kansas. More than 470 members from across the country are gathered for the annual event, which goes on through March 17. “NFU is one of the few organizations in Washington, D.C., that [...]