National Farmers Union members adopted the organization’s 2022 policy book during its 120th Anniversary convention this week. More than 450 members and guests convened in Denver, Colorado, to set policy positions and priorities for NFU. Five special order priorities include fairness for farmers, supply chains, agricultural workforce and food processing reform, climate change and dairy policy reform. NFU says a fair, open, and competitive marketplace is central to the health and wellbeing of the American economy and democracy. NFU President Rob Larew says, “After hearing from a remarkable slate of speakers and a robust policy setting process, we leave Denver with a newfound energy.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack headlined the general session. Other speakers included Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg and Senate Democrat Jon Tester of Montana. NFU also presented Senator Tester with the Fairness for Farmers Champion Award. Additionally, delegates re-elected Larew as president and elected Jeff Kippley as the organization’s vice president.
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