Farmers Union Members Gail Prostrollo and Bill Meier
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Farmers Union Members Gail Prostrollo and Bill Meier watch the 325-foot-long drag line scooping up 55 cubic yards of coal at the Colorado Energy Fuels strip mine near Oak Creek. Nearly 40 RMFU members took a Land, Energy and Water bus tour, sponsored by RMFU, of the Western Slope in September, 1981 to study the impact of energy development on Western Colorado agriculture. People in hard hats at a mine. Photo by Steve Holdren (RMFU).The programs of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have supported the successful operation of family farms and ranches for over a century. The first Colorado local chapter of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America was created near Green Mountain Falls on May 17, 1907, followed that year by several additional Colorado local chapters. Organized in 1908 as the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (CFU), the association changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1942 to include members in neighboring states. This collection documents the efforts of ...