By Tony Jarboe, NFU communications coordinator
Missouri Farmers Union President Richard Oswald has a great write-up of NFU’s 110th Anniversary Convention in La Vista, Neb., in the Daily Yonder today. He discusses NFU’s approach to policy creation, the special orders of business that were passed, and the new NFU logo. Below is an excerpt from the article.
I’m a member of the National Farmers Union. People think our name means we bargain collectively. In a way that’s true. As a group, we bargain with government by lobbying our elected representatives to keep our living and way of life out of the hands of big business and foreign governments. Sometimes we need better laws, and sometimes what we really need is enforcement of the laws we have.
But we don’t go on strike. Someone always has to feed the cows and plant the corn on time. What we really try to do is unite family farmers in search of better markets and farm policies to better serve our own interests and the people we’re trying to feed, fuel, and clothe.
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