What We Do

Northwest Farmers Union is a grass-roots organization that works to protect the social and economic well-being of family farmers throughout Northwest.

Our members are our policy makers. We engage elected officials on issues that come directly from our membership and press lawmakers to implement and enforce laws and regulations that will strengthen agriculture in Northwest.

Northwest Farmers Union’s membership is as diverse as the agricultural landscape in our state and includes grain farmers, vegetable growers, fruit growers, livestock farmers and dairy farmers. All our members play a role in bringing the issues that matter most to lawmakers in Northwest and fighting for their rights as family farmers.

Northwest Farmers Union is a home for all family farmers who are committed to conserving our state’s natural bounty – whether they are long-established or beginning their agricultural journey.

Northwest Farmers Union has been the voice of family farmers, rural residents and consumers across the state since our founding. We believe the needs of Northwest'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.

If you are a family farmer or rural resident dedicated to preserving your way of life. If you are a consumer and you believe it’s important to buy locally from someone you know and trust. If you believe in sustainability and want to see an economy that works just as well for the little guy as it does for the big guy. If you are concerned about any of these issues, then we invite you to join Northwest Farmers Union. We work every day to further all of these priorities and many more.

Northwest Farmers Union is a membership-driven organization that is committed to enhancing the quality of life of family farmers through educational opportunities, co-operative endeavors and civic engagement. Become part of the solution and join today!

Northwest Farmers Union is committed to representing the interests of all family farmers using these four cornerstones:

• Family Farmer Vitality
• Community Health
• Resilient Economies
• Regenerative Agro-ecology

Whether you live in the city or in the country, Northwest Farmers Union is the organization for family farmers, growers and their supporters!

Mission & Vision


Through education, cooperative, and adovacy, the Northwest Farmers Union cultivates a more just, ecologically beneficial, and thriving economy for family farmers, ranchers and fishers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.


We envision a Northwest community which integrates regenerative agriculture, ecology, and economies for the lasting health of all.