OCM 2016’s 18th Annual Conference Theme, Location, Dates and Agenda

July 29, 2016Press Releases No Comments

Organization for Competitive Markets Announces 2016’s 18th Annual Conference Theme, Location, Dates and Agenda “Preserving Independent Family Agriculture through Competitive Markets” For Media: OCM Pres. Mike Callicrate—(785) 332-8218 or John Hansen VP—(402) 476-8815 For Conference and Registration Information: Pat Craycraft—(402) 327-8390 or (402) 416-5731 LINCOLN, NE.  Mike Callicrate, President of             The Organization of Competitive … Read More

NeFU Welcomes Two Checkoff Reform Bills in Senate

July 15, 2016Press Releases No Comments

Missouri and Nebraska Farmers Union Welcome Two Checkoff Reform Bills in Senate Presidents of Missouri and Nebraska Farmers Union issued a joint press release in response to the filing of two Bills in the U.S. Senate that deal with commodity checkoff reforms.  Senators Lee from Utah and Booker from New Jersey co-sponsored S.3201, the Commodity … Read More

NeFU Says 4 Public Poultry Contract Info Meetings Were Good Start

June 28, 2016Press Releases No Comments

Nebraska Farmers Union Says Four Public Information Meetings on Poultry Contracts Were a Good Start                         Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) President John Hansen reported that the four public information meetings his organization co-sponsored with the Organization for Competitive Markets, Farm Aid, Nebraska Communities United and GC Resolve last week were well attended and constructive.  A … Read More

Nebraska’s Energy Future: A Community Conversation

June 20, 2016Press Releases No Comments

Nebraska’s Energy Future: A Community Conversation June 22nd on UNK’s Campus, Copeland Room 140, 6:30-8:30 P.M. Free Coffee and Pie Served Nebraska’s Public Power system is unique in that it is the only publicly owned state run electric utility system in the nation. This means we all should have a say when it comes to … Read More

NFU Hosts Rocky Mountain Ag Commissioners on Panel

March 10, 2014Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Jablonsky, 701-690-0000 [email protected] SANTA FE, N.M. (March 10, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson moderated a panel today at NFU’s 112th Anniversary Convention on agriculture issues in the Rocky Mountain states. The panelists included Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar, New Mexico Director/Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte, and … Read More

Happy Hemp History Week

June 4, 2012Blog No Comments

Submitted By Mike Stranz, NFU government relations representative June 4-10, 2012 is Hemp History Week. Now in its third year, Hemp History Week is the largest national grassroots marketing and public education effort torenew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. and raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products. Hemp is an untapped opportunity … Read More

USDA Announces New Microloan Program

June 1, 2012Blog No Comments

By Brittany Jablonsky, NFU government relations representative Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a proposed rule for a new microloan program within the existing Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) operating loan program. FSA proposes to offer annual or term microloans of up to $35,000 that feature a streamlined application process and less stringent requirements … Read More