The newly elected National Farmers Union President Rob Larew says he will focus on building off of the current strength of the organization. “Times are tough. There are lots of challenges, not the least of which is what the weather will be like this spring. When we work together, we’re going to be a lot stronger.” Larew says the farm economy continues to drive a lot of policy priorities for the organization. “The effects of trade policy, whether or not we get another Market Facilitation Program and whether or not we need to be looking at changes in the farm safety net. Then, there are challenges of concentration across the ag space and climate change.” NFU Policy Director Mike Stranz will be filling in for Larew’s former role. Wisconsin farmer Patty Edelburg was also re-elected to NFU Vice-President during the convention.
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