PFU is committed to enhancing the quality of life of family farmers.
PFU was founded in 1982 as a charter member of the National Farmers Union (NFU), an agricultural advocacy organization founded in 1902 and based in Washington, D.C. Farmers Union is the nation’s premier farm organization dedicated to family farm agriculture, cooperative businesses, and rural communities. Pennsylvania’s membership is a growing and influential voice in the Pennsylvania Ag community.
Farmers Union is a true grassroots organization that is stronger because of the diverse members who have joined. By becoming a part of the Farmers Union family, you can expect:
REPRESENTATION: Farmers Union is a powerful and respected voice on critical issues. Our state and national leaders and staff understand the critical issues facing rural America and family agriculture. We represent YOUR voice to elected officials.
GRASSROOTS POLICY: Farmers Union policy is written and approved by our members. The issues that are important to YOU can be debated and become part of the national policy.
INFORMATION: Farmers Union helps you stay up-to-date with the issues that matter most to you, your family and your business.
VALUE-ADDED: A membership in Farmers Union also provides you real savings and discounts. New benefits are being developed all the time.
NETWORKING: Come together with other farmers that are facing similar challenges and opportunities. Meet in a social atmosphere to share ideas and solutions to common problems.
Pennsylvania Farmers Union has been the voice of family farmers, rural residents and consumers across the Keystone State since our founding. We believe the needs of Pennsylvania’s farm economy are every bit as important as the policy priorities of Wall Street and Corporate America. We are the dedicated voice of family farming, and we aim to preserve a sustainable economy that benefits each of us where we live, while providing domestically grown, healthy choices for consumers.
The key to our success and credibility has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. Whether the issue is food safety, dairy, specialty crops, trade or any other item facing America’s family farmers – Farmers Union listens to its members.
Members include farmers, fisherman, trade organizations, farm and conservation organizations and food co-ops. PFU farmer members are organic, conventional, sustainable, grass based, beginning and established – all sharing a deep commitment to conservation and the success of family agriculture.