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New:  Farm Groups Urge President Trump to Implement Farmer Fair Practices Rules

NFU joined a coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumers groups in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive order. The rules would provide the most basic of protections to American family farmers and ranchers who are enduring unfair and abusive practices as a result of extremely consolidated agricultural marketplaces. Continue reading…

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Register at the Early Bird Rate today!

Make plans to attend the KFU Convention,
December 1-2, 2017 at the Best Western, Emporia.
Special guests for the two-day event are
Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker, Erika Nelson,
Kurt and Andi Dale, and Jason Schmidt.

This year’s theme of Bridges appears many times
as we discuss ways to make connections: finding the
perfect fit, bridging the gap between generations,
connecting rural to urban, and farmers to consumers.
Other topics include: food safety, the new Farm Bill,
and reflections on the 1980s farm crisis and
similarities with the current ag economy.

Full schedule, speaker bios and additional
information available below!
Early bird discount is effect until Nov. 20th.

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  • KFU's Produce Farm Twilight Tour: attendees at Firefly Farm

CHASING THE FLAVOR: Produce Farm Twilight Tour highlights specialty crop farms and basics of post-harvest handling

By Tom Parker “Peaches,” Tom Brown said. “For five years I asked hundreds and hundreds of people in the Wichita area about what kinds of produce they would pay a premium for, and, I’m serious, I think 99 [...]

  • Produce Farm Twilight Tour in Wichita on August 7

Bus Tour to Showcase Wichita-area Farms and Food Safety Management

By Tom Parker Like most farmers, Tom Brown, co-owner of Meadowlark Farm outside of Wichita, takes a dim view of what he considers unnecessary government regulations meddling in his operation. One such piece of legislation is the Produce Safety Rule-the [...]

Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to Attend 115th Anniversary National Convention

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 115th Anniversary Convention embodies true grassroots policy making, and four farmers representing Kansas Farmers Union will have a seat at the table this year. Delegates to the convention are responsible for reviewing the national organization’s [...]

Farmers Market on Wheels: Producer fills gap in Wichita-area food desert

by Tom Parker For Donna Pearson McClish, it all started with a question. It wasn’t her question, not then, though it would become hers in the weeks and months and years to come, and uttered in such a way [...]

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Kansas farmer Tom Giessel shares what
he can’t buy with a bushel of his wheat.
At his local co-op, the cash price is $3.27 per bushel.
Tom takes us to stores in Pawnee County to check
everyday prices of consumer goods.

National Farmers Union’s THE FARMERS SHARE provides
a monthly snapshot of a farmer’s share of
each dollar consumers spend on select food items.

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NFUF Launching Needs Assessment Survey to Inform Food Safety

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2017) – The Local Food Safety Collaborative, a collaboration between National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) and the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA), today launched a nationwide food safety survey. The results will help the organization address [...]

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U.S. Should Enforce Trade Agreements, NFU Says

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) joined a number of other manufacturing and agricultural organizations to support the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to investigate aluminum and steel imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Should [...]

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NAFTA Objectives a Missed Opportunity for Family Farmers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) this week released its Summary of Objectives for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Renegotiation, a document that will guide talks with Canada and Mexico expected to begin in mid-August. In response [...]

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Kansas wildfire relief efforts!

More than 700,000 acres were burned in Kansas, and many families lost homes, livestock and fences to the blazes.

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