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 20182018-11-16T09:58:58-05:00

Fly-In Elevates Farm Voices

By Olivia Taylor-Puckett As the 2014 Farm Bill nears expiration in 2018, many farmers and ranchers are concerned with the contents of the next Farm Bill and how long Congress will take to craft it. The importance of access to affordable healthcare, concerns of potential cuts to funds for a strong farm safety net [...]

Fly-In Elevates Farm Voices2018-08-17T09:31:41-05:00

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

Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to Attend 115th Anniversary National Convention

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 115th Anniversary Convention embodies true grassroots policy making, and four farmers representing Kansas Farmers Union will have a seat at the table this year. Delegates to the convention are responsible for reviewing the national organization’s policies, which ultimately provide direction for NFU decision-making and policy priorities throughout the year. "The [...]

Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to Attend 115th Anniversary National Convention2017-03-05T15:11:21-05:00

Family Farmers and Ranchers Receive Less than 20 Percent of 4th of July Food Costs, NFU Infographic Shows

As consumers gather together to celebrate the July 4th holiday, National Farmers Union (NFU) is making sure family farmers and ranchers are recognized for growing and producing the food served at cookouts and barbecues across the country. In a special holiday edition of the NFU Farmer’s Share, the organization points out the mere pennies producers [...]

Family Farmers and Ranchers Receive Less than 20 Percent of 4th of July Food Costs, NFU Infographic Shows2016-11-04T21:46:10-05:00

NFU Farm Safety Videos Aim to Reduce Farm Accidents Through Education, Awareness

As farmers busily work on the farm this time of year, National Farmers Union (NFU) hopes to raise awareness about farm safety issues and best practices through a series of 10 educational videos. The videos, available at www.NFU.org/farmsafety, educate farm and ranch families, agriculture workers, consumers who visit a farm, and members of the public [...]

NFU Farm Safety Videos Aim to Reduce Farm Accidents Through Education, Awareness2016-11-04T21:46:10-05:00

Farm Safety Education Should Reach Beyond the Farm Gate

Nearly 500 farm work-related deaths occur annually, according to a 2013 study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As farmers and ranchers are more active on and around their operations this time of year, National Farmers Union (NFU) is raising awareness about farm safety issues and best practices through a series of 10 [...]

Farm Safety Education Should Reach Beyond the Farm Gate2016-06-08T12:01:08-05:00

NFU Concludes 114th Anniversary Convention, Delegates Adopt Special Policy Orders

Family farmers and ranchers are the best advocates for agriculture, and over the last four days, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has provided more than 500 members and delegates of the 114th Anniversary Convention with the advocacy tools they need to be better informed about topics important to farm policy and the industry. “We came [...]

NFU Concludes 114th Anniversary Convention, Delegates Adopt Special Policy Orders2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00

NFU 114th Anniversary Convention Commences with Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Dayton, Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Emmer

Embracing a robust grassroots network of farm leaders, the National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 114th Anniversary Convention today in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 500 members from across the country are gathered for the annual event, which runs through March 8. “The NFU convention is an important event for our members and the organization [...]

NFU 114th Anniversary Convention Commences with Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Dayton, Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Emmer2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00

Two Individuals Awarded Highest Honor at NFU Convention

The diversity of modern agriculture is the result of the hardworking men and women across the industry, and two individuals have selflessly gone above and beyond for the betterment of food, farming and rural America. The National Farmers Union (NFU) recognized Claudia Svarstad and Brother David Andrews (posthumously) at the 114th Anniversary Convention opening banquet, [...]

Two Individuals Awarded Highest Honor at NFU Convention2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00