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2019 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

DOWNLOAD the 2019 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on November 30, 2018 2019 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 [...]

2019 Kansas Farmers Union Policy 2018-12-05T13:27:50+00:00

2018 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention to Highlight Opportunities to Enhance Rural Resilience

Rural Resilience: Opportunities and challenges facing rural Kansans is the focus of the 2018 Kansas Farmers Union state convention to be held November 29-30 at the Prairie Band Resort, Mayetta. In addition to building resilient communities, conference sessions will focus on economic opportunities with food systems development, alternative financing for food and ag projects, healthcare, [...]

2018 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention to Highlight Opportunities to Enhance Rural Resilience 2018-11-09T03:05:18+00:00

Support Rural Hospitals by Expanding KanCare

The following op-ed ran in the Topeka Capital Journal on October 30. It’s been a few weeks since the announcement that Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott will close by the end of the year. The residents of Fort Scott and surrounding communities are now confronted with the same grim realities faced by other communities, including [...]

Support Rural Hospitals by Expanding KanCare 2018-11-16T10:39:19+00:00

2018 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention to Highlight Opportunities to Enhance Rural Resilience

Rural Resilience: Opportunities and challenges facing rural Kansans is the focus of the 2018 Kansas Farmers Union state convention to be held November 29-30 at the Prairie Band Resort, Mayetta. In addition to building resilient communities, conference sessions will focus on economic opportunities with food systems development, alternative financing for food and ag projects, [...]

2018 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention to Highlight Opportunities to Enhance Rural Resilience 2018-11-16T10:32:26+00:00

THE FORGOTTEN CROP: Kansas legislature legalizes cultivation of industrial hemp

By Tom Parker Like many farmers, Rod Flaman spends a fair amount of time thinking while sitting in his combine. Recently, hemp harvest had just begun, and he wondered if it would be on the upslope or the downslope of the seesaw trajectory that defined his experiences with growing industrial hemp since it was [...]

THE FORGOTTEN CROP: Kansas legislature legalizes cultivation of industrial hemp 2018-11-16T10:12:59+00:00

Kansas Farmers Union Fly-In 2018

by Zack Pistora As we head into the voting booths this November, one issue that may make a difference to many of us in farm country is who can help pass a good farm bill. With its direct effect upon commodity payments, crop insurance, food assistance, conservation and local foods programs, research [...]

Kansas Farmers Union Fly-In 2018 2018-11-16T09:58:58+00:00

Thinking Outside the Box: Rolling Acres Farm adapts to 40 years of change in ag, from dairy to produce

by Tom Parker First impressions are formed within seventeen seconds, psychologists claim, which was roughly the same amount of time it took for the sleek charter bus to inch down the narrow driveway of Rolling Acres Farm. Passengers, attuned to endless fields of corn and soybeans that marked their passage across Iowa, stared out on [...]

Thinking Outside the Box: Rolling Acres Farm adapts to 40 years of change in ag, from dairy to produce 2018-11-15T18:28:30+00:00

Thinking Outside the Box: Farm Sweet Farm’s 35 years of organic experience means balancing priorities

by Tom Parker When the charter bus pulled into the driveway of Ron and Maria Rosmann’s farm near Harlan, Iowa, a division surfaced between the passengers that was solidly gender-oriented. The men—farmers mostly—wanted to see the fields first, to inspect equipment, discuss techniques and complain about the weather, while the women wanted [...]

Thinking Outside the Box: Farm Sweet Farm’s 35 years of organic experience means balancing priorities 2018-11-15T17:25:21+00:00

Thinking Outside the Box: At Nees Family Farm, health concerns led to organic and eventually profitability

by Tom Parker In 2015, David Nees earned the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award for Sac County, Iowa. It was a big deal. Besides being recognized for his ability to creatively use modern equipment efficiently in an organic operation, for his decades-long focus on developing healthy soils, and for serving as a [...]

Thinking Outside the Box: At Nees Family Farm, health concerns led to organic and eventually profitability 2018-11-15T15:53:08+00:00

THE FORGOTTEN CROP: Kansas Legislature legalizes cultivation of industrial hemp

By Tom Parker Like many farmers, Rod Flaman spends a fair amount of time thinking while sitting in his combine. Recently, hemp harvest had just begun, and he wondered if it would be on the upslope or the downslope of the seesaw trajectory that defined his experiences with growing industrial hemp since it [...]

THE FORGOTTEN CROP: Kansas Legislature legalizes cultivation of industrial hemp 2018-10-29T23:21:09+00:00