04-13-18 NMPF presents “Understanding the MPP Changes” – Webinar Archive Available Now!

NMPF presents “Understanding the MPP Changes” – Webinar Archive Available Now!

The National Milk Producers Federation is inviting you to watch an informative webinar archive from Friday, April 13th, which highlights the latest updates to the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). Recently, the USDA re-opened the MPP enrollment window so farmers can take advantage of the significant improvements to the dairy safety net. NMPF wants to help you understand these improvements and their effect on America’s dairy industry.

The webinar presentation features: Chris Galen, SVP of Communications, and Peter Vitaliano, Vice President, Economic Policy & Market Research

Understanding the MPP Changes-20180413 1457-1 from Friday, April 13, 2018

Play recording (55 min) – No Password Required (Audio starts @ 5:40)

To utilize the USDA’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP-Dairy) Decision Tool, as described in the NMPF Webinar – CLICK HERE

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04-13-18 Colorado Livestock Association’s 2018 Legislator of the Year…Representative Jeni Arndt

Colorado Livestock Association’s 2018 Legislator of the Year

Colorado State Representative Jeni Arndt recognized for her commitment to livestock producers in Colorado

Greeley, CO –  The Colorado Livestock Association named State Representative Jeni Arndt as its “Legislator of the Year” its recent Annual Meeting for her leadership and commitment to Colorado’s agriculture and livestock industry.

“Jeni believes that good politics and good legislation begins with good communication, early and often, and to reach out and engage those on both sides of any issue,” stated Bill Hammerich, CEO of Colorado Livestock Association. “She is a collaborator and she keeps her focus on the issue at hand and is not distracted by politics. CLA is honored to recognize her for her leadership and commitment to serve our state.”

From Left: Bill Hammerich, CLA Chief Executive Officer, Colorado State Representative Jeni Arndt, Nolan Stone, CLA Immediate Past President, Steve Holdren, CLA Lobbyist

Representative Jeni Arndt serves as the Chair of the Colorado House of Representative’s Agriculture Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, is a member of the Business Affairs and Labor Committee, House Select Committee on Climate Responsibility and the Statutory Revision Committee. Continue reading

04-13-18 2018 Colorado Livestock Association Top Choice Award Honoree

Nolan Stone, Colorado Livestock Association Immediate Past President, Dean Ajay Menon, Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences, and Bill Hammerich, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Livestock Association.

2018 Colorado Livestock Association Top Choice Award Honoree

Colorado State University College of Ag Dean Ajay Menon receives Colorado Livestock Association’s highest honor

Greeley, CO –  Last week, at the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, Dean Ajay Menon was presented with the Top Choice Award. The Top Choice Award is given by CLA to those individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving livestock agriculture in Colorado. Past honorees have come from all walks of life, but the common denominator has been that they have all embodied a deep-rooted belief in the importance of agriculture to the future of this state, this country and the world.

“Although his background, is not one steeped with great knowledge in the field of livestock production he does possess and brings to the position a strong business sense,” stated Bill Hammerich, Chief Executive Officer of CLA, “Dean Menon, is a man of courage and has not shied away from being an agent for change. CLA is honored to recognize him for his contributions to our land grant university and his efforts to make the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University world class.” Continue reading

04-13-18 Hemp Industries Association Applauds Senate Introduction of The Hemp Farming Act of 2018



Hemp Industries Association Applauds Senate Introduction of The Hemp Farming Act of 2018

Progress Toward Federal Legalization of Hemp Farming Signals Growth and Opportunity for U.S. Hemp Industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association for 24 years consisting of nearly 1,000 hemp businesses, applauds the introduction by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), of S. 2667, The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, on April 12, 2018. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, if passed, would remove industrial hemp from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, and federally legalize commercial cultivation of the crop. The HIA supports the passage of this bill, and enjoins Congress to pass this legislation during its 115th session, thereby ending over 80 years of prohibition of the extraordinarily versatile hemp crop. Passage of this legislation would mean that American farmers may finally benefit commercially from the economic opportunity hemp offers and supply the largest consumer market for hemp products in the world—that of the U.S. Continue reading

04-13-18 Make Plans to Attend the 2018 RMFU Cooperative Leadership Camps this June…

CLICK HERE to learn more ad to get registered

Come learn, lead & laugh at Camp RMFU

2018 Camp Registration/Health Form

Looking for a great opportunity for your kids ages 7-18? It’s all here at our RMFU Cooperative Leadership Camps! Our camps are traditional in the sense that we do hiking, crafts, cooperative games, and more, but where we stand apart is that we try to send the campers home with some type of newfound knowledge that they might not necessarily learn about in school or through other venues. Then at the end of camp, we go on a field trip to give hands-on experience incorporating the theme. But more importantly to the kids, is that we allow them to be kids for a few days—with silly skits and crazy games! Continue reading

04-13-18 RMFU-FUSA Night at the Rockies July 3

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union / FUSA Insurance Night at the Rockies July 3rd

Game time (This is the Fireworks Game)

6:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tickets are $32, each


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04-13-18 Dairy Groups Support Trump Administration Examination of India, Indonesia Compliance under Generalized System of Preferences

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Dairy Groups Support Trump Administration Examination of India, Indonesia Compliance under Generalized System of Preferences 

ARLINGTON, VA – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday accepted a petition from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) to examine India’s failure to follow through on its obligations to provide “equitable and reasonable access to its market” for dairy products. In addition, Indonesia, which has also been pursuing dairy trade distorting policies, will be included in USTR’s review to assess that country’s compliance with its market access obligations.  Continue reading

04-13-18 Get $1 Scoops of Culver’s Fresh Frozen Custard on Scoops of Thanks Day, May 3rd

Get $1 Scoops of Culver’s Fresh Frozen Custard on Scoops of Thanks Day, May 3

Fundraiser Supports Local Agricultural Education Programs

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – April 12, 2018 – Every scoop counts at Culver’s on Scoops of Thanks Day happening Thursday, May 3! Guests can get $1 single scoops of Fresh Frozen Custard, and all proceeds will go to FFA and other local agricultural organizations that strengthen American agriculture and the industry’s future leaders. Continue reading

04-13-18 FCA board receives report on conditions in agriculture and the Farm Credit System

FCA board receives report on conditions in agriculture and the Farm Credit System

McLEAN, Va., April 13, 2018 — The Farm Credit Administration board today received a quarterly report on economic issues affecting agriculture, together with an update on the financial condition and performance of the Farm Credit System (System) as of Dec. 31, 2017. Continue reading

04-13-18 NPPC: Argentine Market Now Open To U.S. Pork

NPPC: Argentine Market Now Open To U.S. Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13 – With strong support and input from the National Pork Producers Council, the United States and Argentina this week finalized an export certificate that allows the U.S. pork industry to ship product to the South American country.

“Argentina has tremendous potential for U.S. pork exports,” said NPPC President Jim Heimerl, a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio. “This is great news for America’s pork producers, who last year exported almost $6.5 billion of pork around the world.” Continue reading