The president of the National Farmers Union says the group’s policy has a slightly different focus than other farm and commodity organizations.
Roger Johnson says National Farmers Union delegates consider policy adoption with less regard for bushels, pounds or hundredweight of production.
“They look at all these issues from the perspective of what’s best for the people primarily with that average-sized farmer in mind,” Johnson told Brownfield Ag News this week at the organization’s annual meeting in Springfield, Mass., “that’s really, I think, where they focus; and beginning and new farmers…they really have sort of a longer-term futuristic view.”
Johnson spoke to Brownfield Ag News immediately after NFU delegates completed consideration of their policy book. Their convention was in Springfield, Massachusetts.