Steinlage Receives KFU’s 2020 Ruth Hirsh Award KFU proudly honors the legacy of Ruth Hirsh through its award in her name which is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to agriculture and the efforts of the Farmers Union. Hirsh was a strong advocate for a viable [...]
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Jason Schmidt, a dairy farmer who lives outside of Newton, Kansas, considers himself a progressive farmer. He voted for President-elect Joe Biden last month. He wants the Biden administration to reward farmers based on how much carbon they are storing in the soil. He is a fifth-generation Kansas farmer.By Bryan LowryThe Wichita EagleOriginally published on [...]
By MARY HOWELL Kansas Farmers Union has been awarded a fourth FSMA food safety grant to offer produce safety education to specialty crop growers. We’re working with diverse grower populations to enhance their knowledge of food safety and on-farm good agricultural practices and educate them on FSMA Produce Safety Rule. This funding will [...]
COVID-19 Relief Funding Available for Kansas and Missouri Family Farmers Fund supports small family farms falling through the cracks of COVID-19 MCPHERSON, KANSAS (June 3) – Family farmers in Kansas and Missouri can now access much-needed relief from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Farm Aid has partnered with the Kansas Farmers Union Foundation [...]
As I write this report we are in the middle of a world turned upside-down. The COVID-19 virus is just beginning to build up steam here in Kansas and deaths are happening as a result of the virus. We here in Kansas are now in a state-wide lockdown starting today. I [...]
Farmers Union History with Tom Giessel, NFU Honorary Amateur Historian “THE FLU PUT THE BAN ON UNION MEETINGS” At first glance, one might suspect the title of this article to be a directive by Kansas Farmers Union president Donn Teske, or National Farmers Union president Rob Larew of a [...]
DOWNLOAD the 2020 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 5, 2019 2020 Special Orders of Business All special orders have to be renewed annually as long as the delegates wish them in place. Otherwise they automatically expire. Support for Single-Payer Health Care The [...]
Congrats to National Farmers Union Beginning Farmer Institute graduates Miriam Goertzen-Regier and Ryan Goertzen-Regier! Miriam is a fifth-generation Kansas farmer, raising wheat, grain sorghum, and soybeans in a no-till system that incorporates cover crops and grazing. She also works on her parents' farm outside of Newton and as a cheesemaker for Grazing Plains Farm. [...]
NFU hosted a train-the-trainer convening prior to its Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia. During the train-the-trainer convening, representatives from each Farmers Union state/regional division became certified to lead farm stress discussions in our respective states. Kansas Farmers Union is proud to have two of its members complete the training: Keisha McClish Couts and Sarah [...]
Congratulations to Maggie and Adam Pounds of South Hutchinson! They were awarded the 2019 Innovative Conservation in Agriculture Award from the Reno County Conservation District! Maggie and Adam, owners of Simple Abundance Farm, are first generation farmers and Hutchinson natives and new members of Kansas Farmers Union. Adam and Maggie cultivate fresh nutritious, and [...]