Norwegian Agrarian Association

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Norwegian Agrarian Association
Norges Bondelag
Norges Bondelag logo.png
Formation 6 February 1896
Type NGO
Purpose/focus Farming
Headquarters Oslo
Region served Norway
Membership 61,000
Leader Nils T. Bjørke
Staff 120

The Norwegian Agrarian Association (Norwegian: Norges Bondelag) is the largest Norwegian interest organization for farmers.

It functions both as a labour union and as a trade union. It negotiates with the Norwegian Farmers and Smallholders Union and the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion about agricultural subsidies. It has 61,000 members, with 607 local chapters and 18 county chapters.

The association was established in 1896 as Norges Landmandsforbund. In 1920 the organization decided to create its own political party, the Agrarian Party (now called Centre Party). In 1922 the Norwegian Agrarian Association took its present name. The organization is currently completely independent of the Centre Party.