Missouri Farmers Union September 22, 2014
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Reform the Beef Checkoff

National Farmers Union Board of Directors has withdrawn from the beef checkoff reform group. Simply raising the checkoff tax on beef cattle is not reform. We call on USDA  and Secretary Vilsack to fix this broken system. NFUs statement is here
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Amendment 1 recount is final. Additional NO votes found were not enough to overturn. 


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Help for Missouri Sheep and Goat farmers;
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NFU Policy, Article 1

A family farm or structured family farm is operated by a family, with the family providing the base of the labor needed for the farming operation, assuming the economic risk, and making the management decisions. 

 

 

 
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In 1862 the first USDA research bulletin was issued. It was on sugar content of several varieties of grapes and their suitability for wine


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