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

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 Voices 2018-08-17T09:31:41+00:00

Grassroots Advocacy in D.C: KFU Members Participate in Annual Fly-In

By Olivia Taylor-Puckett “For decades upon decades, Farmers Union members have made an annual migration to Washington to make their case for smarter, fairer farm policies,” said National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson. The annual National Farmers Union Washington D.C. Fly-In is the very definition of grassroots politics. This three-day event draws Farmers Union members [...]

Grassroots Advocacy in D.C: KFU Members Participate in Annual Fly-In 2016-11-04T21:46:20+00:00

NFU Kicks Off 2015 Fly-In with Briefings from Top Administration and Elected Officials

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 2015 Fall Legislative Fly-In commenced this morning with briefings by top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) followed by meetings with White House officials, members of Congress and staff from both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture. “This fall has proven to be a [...]

NFU Kicks Off 2015 Fly-In with Briefings from Top Administration and Elected Officials 2016-11-04T21:46:21+00:00

NFU Kicks Off Special Spring Fly-In Focusing on Popular Country-of-Origin Labeling Law

National Farmers Union (NFU) kicked off a special Spring Fly-In of family farmers and ranchers from across the country meeting with their elected officials in Washington and underscoring their unwavering support for Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) and the need for Congress to allow the World Trade Organization (WTO) process to conclude without interference. “COOL is clearly [...]

NFU Kicks Off Special Spring Fly-In Focusing on Popular Country-of-Origin Labeling Law 2015-06-19T07:45:00+00:00

Seven Kansas Members Participate in National Farmers Union Fall Fly-In

Kansas Farmers Union members and nearly 250 fellow farmers, ranchers, and fishermen from across the country met in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8 to 10, 2014, for the National Farmers Union annual Fall Legislative Fly-In. “Meeting with our representatives in Congress allowed us to personalize the issues currently affecting rural Americans,” KFU President and NFU Vice [...]

Seven Kansas Members Participate in National Farmers Union Fall Fly-In 2016-11-04T21:46:38+00:00

NFU Honors Champions for Family Agriculture with Golden Triangle Award

McPHERSON, KS – National Farmers Union (NFU) recently announced the recipients of the Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The annual award is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and who support policies that benefit America’s family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and rural communities. “Recipients of the Golden Triangle Award have [...]

NFU Honors Champions for Family Agriculture with Golden Triangle Award 2014-09-15T10:00:27+00:00

KFU members to attend annual NFU Fly-In September 7-10

KFU President Donn Teske and Farmers Union members from across the state will attend National Farmers Union’s annual Legislative Fly-In September 7-10 in Washington, D.C. NFU organizes legislative fly-ins when vital issues come before Congress for a vote. These visits provide an excellent opportunity for producers to tell lawmakers firsthand how current government policy impacts [...]

KFU members to attend annual NFU Fly-In September 7-10 2016-11-04T21:46:39+00:00

Kansas Sends Six to Fall National Farmers Union Fly-In

A group of Kansas Farmers Union members and staff recently spent three days in the nation’s capital urging lawmakers to pass a comprehensive, five-year farm bill, support the Renewable Fuel Standard, and tell their personal stories to members of Congress. Along with nearly 300 fellow farmers, ranchers, and fishermen from across the U.S., KFU President [...]

Kansas Sends Six to Fall National Farmers Union Fly-In 2016-11-04T21:46:47+00:00