Photo courtesy of the National Farmers Union
From staff reports
Denver Colorado is playing host to the 120th annual meeting for the National Farmers Union. This year’s convention kicked off yesterday and runs through tomorrow. The over 450 attendees from throughout the country are participants in discussions that will set the legislative priorities and policy direction for the rest of the year. Not only does the convention include a discussion on efforts to establish competitive markets, but also information on current ag issues and pandemic experiences.
According to an NFU news release, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will virtually headline the general session on Tuesday. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana provided live remarks yesterday evening, and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Agricultural Commissioner Kate Greenberg will speak today.
“Farmers Union members will determine the direction of our organization and will emphasize issues that Congress and the administration ought to address in the year ahead,” Larew explained. “The policies we adopt this week will be influential in Washington, D.C because lawmakers know that NFU’s policies are representative of the collective interests and concerns of America’s farm and ranch families.”
The convention also includes a variety of breakout sessions on topics such as biofuels and carbon mitigation. Panel discussions are being live-streamed on the NFU Facebook page and the hashtag for convention highlights is #NFU2022 .