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Expanding Local Meat Processing: A Policy Conversation About Growing Opportunities for Livestock Farmers


A persistent challenge for small and mid-sized livestock producers is access to small-scale meat and poultry processing, the importance of which has only been underscored by the pandemic and associated closures of large packing plants. Expanding local processing opportunities has long been a priority for Minnesota Farmers Union because it will help family farmers stay […]

Diversifying Your Farm Income with Direct to Consumer Sales


Explore how direct-to-consumer sales could benefit your farm operation with Minnesota Farmers Union. As farmers grapple with the challenges and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, many are thinking about ways to diversify their farm income. While it’s not a choice that makes sense for every operation, one strategy that more farmers are exploring is […]