July 2017

Hi, just a few comments, I don’t want to take up precious space in this Kontact with my ramblings…. Sean did a really good job reviewing our legislative session this year in Topeka. He does a really good job for us. One tidbit of gossip I want to share is that I heard through [...]

July 20172017-07-22T08:09:34-05:00

Join KFU & Friends for Farm Bill Listening Sessions

The working of our next farm bill is rapidly coming at us. The last farm bill, although well intended when passed, had its funding cut so much it was pretty much useless as a safety net as we have found out so glaringly as the farm economy has collapsed. We need a new farm [...]

Join KFU & Friends for Farm Bill Listening Sessions2017-07-21T14:22:24-05:00

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 first mandatory federal standard for growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fresh produce. Published [...]

Bus Tour to Showcase Wichita-area Farms and Food Safety Management2017-07-21T14:04:30-05:00

A Son’s Tribute: FINAL GIFT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED

We recently lost a long-time active Farmers Union member, John Strunk. He was the president of the Sedgwick County Farmers Union and pretty much told everyone what he thought they needed to hear, and I never really knew for sure what that was. He kept his cards close to the vest. He was one [...]

A Son’s Tribute: FINAL GIFT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED2017-07-21T13:59:07-05:00

Washington Corner: July 2017

July 2017 The national farm economy is deteriorating, forcing many family farmers and ranchers to make tough financial decisions that will impact their families, communities, and the entire country. In response to these tough conditions, NFU and Farmers Union state divisions have initiated a national campaign to raise awareness for the current farm crisis. [...]

Washington Corner: July 20172017-07-21T12:41:12-05:00

Amidst a Severe Economic Downturn for Farmers, Congress Must Create a Functional, Adequately Funded Farm Safety Net

As American family farmers and ranchers navigate the most severe economic downturn since the 1980s farm crisis, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors is urging the U.S. Congress to allocate more money to the farm safety net to make it work for family agriculture. Family farmers and ranchers provide an essential service in [...]

Amidst a Severe Economic Downturn for Farmers, Congress Must Create a Functional, Adequately Funded Farm Safety Net2017-07-21T12:03:12-05:00

Telemedicine available for Farmers Union Members

The medical world is constantly changing. Technology now plays a big role in the medical domain and as doctors regularly look for better ways to treat people, technology has brought great advances to that field. Thanks to technological advancements such as telemedicine, you can obtain access to medical services or information that might normally [...]

Telemedicine available for Farmers Union Members2017-11-02T10:15:07-05:00