The New England Farmers Union (NEFU) hosted its fourth annual convention “Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity: People, Practices & Products” in historic Newport, RI. Nearly 100 NEFU members participated in this one-day convention in December 2013.
New Hampshire organic farmer and NEFU President, Roger Noonan opened the day with an overview of 2013 accomplishments based around NEFU’s founding principles of legislation, co-operation and education. In 2013, NEFU members and leaders helped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) understand potential impacts of their proposed food safety regulations on family farmers. Lobbying efforts continued on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) efforts and the Farm Bill. [Read more here]