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Pennsylvania Farmers Union is committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers.
PAFU members drive policy positions. Our members engage elected officials and public agencies, and press them to implement and enforce laws and regulations that will strengthen agriculture. Legislators from our Commonwealth look to PFU when deciding how to vote on policies that will have an impact on important agricultural issues.
Pennsylvania farmers leverage resources from public agencies to develop sustainable practices that protect their long-term viability. PFU educates legislators about how small investments in our region can have a significant impact on our food, the environment and our economy.
Our Commonwealth is rich with natural resources and beauty. PFU advocates for policies that preserves our landscape while enhancing our economic well-being.
ENERGY & FOOD SECURITY:
By promoting co-operative educational and business enterprises, PFU works to ensure that our children will live in a state that can feed and fuel itself.
Our farmers rely on sales directly to consumers and local food producers. PFU fights to protect the economic viability of small-scale growers and producers.
Our board of directors goes to work every day to protect the interests of family farmers in Pennsylvania
Women have always played a critical role in family farming, and that role is increasing dramatically as the number of women who are farmers in the U.S. has grown to roughly one million strong.
If you missed this year’s convention, you missed a great one! Take a minute to view scenes from the day by clicking here to get just a glimpse of everything that transpired!
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Agriculture, Pennsylvania’s number one industry, has not played a prominent role in the gubernatorial race. Farmers Union offers this exclusive: Statements from each candidate on why they deserve the farmers’ vote! Here are the responses of Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.
Pennsylvania Farmers Union members and nearly 250 fellow farmers, ranchers and fishermen from across the country met in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8 to 10, 2014, for the National Farmers Union annual Fall Legislative Fly-In. “Meeting with our representatives in Congress allowed us to personalize the issues currently affecting farmers and their customers on a national level,”[…]
An unlikely place to look for new and beginning farmers is in our nation’s veterans. USDA data shows that although rural Americans make up only 17 percent of the population, it accounts for 44 percent of the military. When soldiers return home from tours abroad, they are looking for a career that gives them a sense of purpose. Since many are from rural communities, farming can provide an excellent way for our men and women in uniform to make a valuable contribution here at home.
Farmer Voter Guide for Pennsylvania Primary Election. All five candidates appeal to the farmer for and affirmative vote. Spring 2014 Family Farm Advocate.
The United Nations (UN) has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). National Farmers Union is proud to be leading the U.S. National Committee in support of the year. With family farming in the spotlight on an international stage, now is the time to capitalize on this opportunity and spread the word about the work family farmers are doing each and every day.