NFU All-States Leadership Camp Concludes

July 19, 2011Blog

By Maria Miller, NFU Education Director Friday was the final full day of 75th National Farmers Union’s (NFU) All-States Leadership Camp in Bailey, Colo. NFU Government Relations Representative Brittany Jablonsky and NFU Climate and Energy Coordinator Jan Ahlen spoke with campers in the morning. Jablonsky grew up in Farmers Union and said, “All-States was really … Read More

NFU All-States Leadership Camp Continues

July 17, 2011Blog

By Maria Miller, NFU Education Director National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson addressed campers on July 14 at the 2011 All-States Leadership Camp in Bailey, Colo. As a former All-State Leadership Camp participant himself, he shared much of the organization’s rich history. “The founders of this organization understood some very important concepts when they … Read More

All-States Camp, Day 2

July 13, 2011Blog

By Maria Miller, NFU Education Director The second full day at National Farmers Union’s (NFU) All-State Leadership Camp in Bailey, Colo., was an inspirational and thought-provoking one for campers.  Olympian Rulon Gardner returned to the NFU Education Center to share his journey from the farm to the Olympics and beyond.  He grew up the youngest … Read More

All-States 2011

July 12, 2011Blog

By Maria Miller, NFU Education Director The 75th National Farmers Union (NFU) 2011 All-States Leadership Camp in Colorado has begun! Sunday was a day of getting acquainted and learning about the cooperative spirit. Yesterday, NFU Vice President Claudia Svarstad spoke to the campers about her experiences with the Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Program NFU participates in. She … Read More

Trading Away Family Farmers?

July 7, 2011Blog

By Laura Demmel, NFU Executive Assistant In the coming days, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee will likely debate the three pending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea (KORUS), Colombia, and Panama.  National Farmers Union members passed a policy resolution this spring in opposition to the pending FTAs as … Read More

Former UN Secretary-General Annan’s Words Ring True in America

July 6, 2011Blog

By Jordan Hergenreder, NFU Intern National Farmers Union has long believed that long-term, sustainable rural economic development depends on the share that farmers receive from the sale of food. On June 25, 2011, Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General, echoed this sentiment as he addressed global food and nutrition security issues at the Food and … Read More

Minnesota Farmers hear from renewable energy experts at UM-Morris

July 3, 2011Blog

By Jan Ahlen, NFU Climate and Energy Coordinator On Wednesday, the renewable energy tour moved on to the University of Minnesota-Morris. Farmers Union members attended a series of panel discussions followed by a tour of the university’s renewable energy facilities. Various relevant stakeholders participated on the panels. Farmers heard from participants of the renewable energy … Read More

Celebrating Our Independence

July 1, 2011Blog

By Laura Demmel, NFU Executive Assistant Americans are so lucky. We have a rich history, painted with images of wise and courageous founders; sacrifices of millions of soldiers fighting for our liberties and our territory; dust-blown, idle farms and starving Americans of the 1930s; happy, comfortable families living the American dream; and countless other pleasant … Read More

Despite Critics, E15 Label Moves Closer to the Pump

June 29, 2011Blog

By Jeremy Peters, NFU Government Relations Representative Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the much anticipated label for E15.  While the label is a positive step forward, much work remains to make E15 ready for prime time. First, the label itself–a tremendous improvement over previous versions– could be further improved. For example, the … Read More