Bolstered by National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers uniting in September at the U.S. Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low prices and too high production costs. Both organizations cautioned that America’s farmers and ranchers can’t afford to [...]
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National Farmers Union and Farm Aid Partner to Ask Congress for Immediate Assistance for Financially-Strained Farm Sector
Bolstered by National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the U.S. Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low prices and too high production costs. Both organizations caution that America’s farmers and ranchers can’t afford [...]
Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews recently gathered with family farmers, agricultural advocates, music fans, food eaters, and other music artists to help grow the Good Food Movement at Farm Aid 2013. More than 25,000 fans attended the sold-out event on September 21, hosted at Saratoga Performing Arts [...]
KFU State Convention was held November 29-30, 2018 at the Prairie Band Resort, Mayetta. Special guests for the two-day event were Roger Johnson, Marci Penner, Ron Wilson, & Dale Strickler. Our theme of Rural Resilience appeared many times as we discussed opportunities & challenges facing Kansans: building community wealth through food [...]
NFU BEGINNING FARMER INSTITUTE “It’s a Powerful Experience” "National Farmers Union’s ability to reach out to a broad cross section of farmers makes it different than other organizations. They teach at a level that opens eyes to a broader picture of where our farm fits into agriculture,” says Erin, NFU Beginning Farmer Institute [...]
Convention Friday Saturday Speakers 2017 Convention Keynote Speakers Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker represented the State of Kansas in the United States Senate from 1978 to 1997. She is the daughter of Alf Landon, who was Governor of Kansas [...]
Convention Friday Saturday Speakers Lodging LODGING Best Western 3021 W Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801 Room rate is $79.99. To reserve, call 620.342.7587 and refer to Kansas Farmers Union. A room block has been reserved until November 24. QUESTIONS Please contact KFU [...]
Convention Friday Saturday Speakers See the Schedule Day One: Friday Join the Kansas Farmers Union Board of Directors as it holds its quarterly meeting and reviews proposed bylaw changes prior to the General Session. [...]
by Tom Parker Larry Mitchell, fresh out of college and back on the farm, was building fence when the phone rang. His father answered, listened for a minute, said he’d be right back. Got a call, he told his son, some farmers want you to represent them at a parity march in Washington, D.C. [...]
By Tom Parker Prior to a panel discussion on the 1980s farm crisis and its implications for the future, a documentary about the crisis was aired for members of the Kansas Farmers Union during their annual convention in early December. For the audience, some of whom lived through the events, it set a [...]