The Rich History and Tradition of Farmers Union

June 15, 2011Blog

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

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

June 3, 2011Blog

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

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