We Stand For:

Alaska Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers, fishermen, foresters, nursery growers and consumers throughout The Last Frontier. Our members include farmers, fishermen, forestry workers, conservation organizations and food co-ops. Alaska Farmers Union is a home for producers who are committed to conserving our state’s natural bounty: whether they are long-established or beginning their agricultural journey.
We are committed to representing the interests of Alaskan farmers, foresters and fishermen on issues such as:

• Sustainability

• Country of Origin Labeling

• Energy and Food Security

• Genetically Modified Crops

• Rural Communities

• Competitive Markets

• Monopolies & Consolidation

• Conservation

• The Environment


The Farmer's Share Of The Retail Dollar

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 14.8* cents of every food dollar that consumers spend on food at home and away from home? According to USDA, off farm costs including marketing, processing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing account for more than 80 cents of every food dollar spent in the United States.

ham

Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.60

bread

Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.13

potatoes

Potatoes

Russet, 5 Pounds

Retail: $4.49
Farmer: $0.56

sirloin

Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $8.99
Farmer: $1.77

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Family Farmers

If you are a family farmer, Alaska Farmers Union is where you belong. Whether you are established or new, farm in the country or in the city, Alaska Farmers Union supports you in agriculture.

Fishermen

Working the ocean and the tide is our culture, it’s our pride. Standing for fishermen across the state through education, legislation and co-operation, Alaska Farmers Union invests in a bountiful future.

Rural Communities

Rural communities are our greatest assets. Alaska Farmers Union works to ensure the welfare of farmers, fishermen, foresters and the rural communities they and their children live and work in.