2020 Special Orders of Business

Delegates to the 2019 State Convention adopted seven Special Orders of Business during policy debate. The orders address a wide range of concerns, from healthcare and mental health services to the rural economy and beginning farmer support. Special orders include: On the rural economy, members connect grain surpluses from over-production and high crop [...]

2020 Special Orders of Business2020-02-25T22:24:45-06:00

KFU adopts policy, elects officers and board, and charters new chapter at 2019 state convention in Lawrence

by Mercedes Taylor-Puckett Grassroots policy development took center stage at the annual Kansas Farmers Union State Convention in Lawrence when more than 100 members gathered to debate and adopt policy for the 2020 legislative session. KFU has a rich history of working to protect and promote the interests of family [...]

KFU adopts policy, elects officers and board, and charters new chapter at 2019 state convention in Lawrence2020-02-25T22:07:28-06:00

Creative Grower Connections Chapter Launches

KFU chartered its second new chapter in as many years during the convention’s banquet. In the photo above from left, Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers, KFU President Donn Teske, Chapter President Donna P McClish, Chapter Secretary Janice Mingo, and National Farmers Union Historian Tom Giessel. Creative Grower Connections is the name selected for this new [...]

Creative Grower Connections Chapter Launches2020-02-25T21:14:47-06:00

Fund, Nagengast, and Jost Receive KFU’s 2019 Ruth Hirsh Awards

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 education program in Farmers Union; not only for the children, [...]

Fund, Nagengast, and Jost Receive KFU’s 2019 Ruth Hirsh Awards2020-02-25T20:48:02-06:00

Low Prices and Tariffs Compounding Challenges to Farm Economy

Rob Larew, NFU Senior Vice President for Policy, provided the annual Washington Update at the 2019 KFU State Convention. It’s no secret to most folks – National’s Farmers Union’s biggest issues right now are all related to the current state of the farm economy. “Times are really tough out there. [...]

Low Prices and Tariffs Compounding Challenges to Farm Economy2020-02-25T20:49:18-06:00

Kansas legislators predict hot topics for the 2020 session

Tim Carpenter, statehouse bureau chief at The Topeka Capital-Journal, moderated a panel taking a look at the significant issues for the upcoming 2020 legislative session. Panelist included: Rep. Eileen Horn, Sen. Marci Francisco, KRC’s Paul Johnson, Sen. Dennis “Boog” Highberger, and Rep. Rui Xu. When four Kansas state legislators and [...]

Kansas legislators predict hot topics for the 2020 session2020-02-25T20:48:30-06:00