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National Farmers Union Celebrates International Year of Family Farming

7 January 2014, at 8:17am

US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has declared the organizations support for the United Nations (UN) declaring 2014 the International Year of Family Farming.

Mr Johnson said: “As a grassroots organization comprised of family farmers, NFU is pleased that the UN has made this declaration and will be celebrating the rich tradition of family farming about which we so deeply care.

“Family farming touches the lives of every single person in the United States and the world. Our family farmers work tirelessly to provide an affordable, abundant supply of food, feed, fiber and fuel and are proud of our labors. In 2014 Farmers Union will be extending its efforts to ensure that more people are able to recognize where their food comes from, and how critical agriculture is to even the most urban areas.

“NFU works with its membership to ensure that the best policies are put in place in across the country and around the world so that consumers are supported, our environment is cared for, and future generations continue the legacy of family farming.

"To support our efforts, we are encouraging everyone to get involved and join their local Farmers Union."

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