Farm Aid Grant

COVID-19 Relief Funding Available for Kansas and Missouri Family Farmers Fund supports small family farms falling through the cracks of COVID-19 MCPHERSON, KANSAS (June 3) – Family farmers in Kansas and Missouri can now access much-needed relief from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Farm Aid has partnered with the Kansas Farmers Union Foundation [...]

Farm Aid Grant2020-06-04T03:13:11-05:00

Challenges and opportunities facing rural communities explored at Kansas Farmers Union convention

From population changes to rural healthcare and farming and food access. On January 9, Gov. Laura Kelly announced that she had reached a deal with Republicans who control the Legislature to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Senate Bill 252 to expand Medicaid is scheduled to have four days of hearings in the [...]

Challenges and opportunities facing rural communities explored at Kansas Farmers Union convention2020-01-21T12:32:36-06:00

Kansas legislators predict hot topics for the 2020 session

by Amy Hadachek When four Kansas state legislators and a policy analyst converged in front of an overflowing public audience, predicting the ‘hot topics’ for the 2020 Kansas legislative session came as easily as a Kansas breeze. The event was the well-attended panel discussion during the Kansas Farmers Union state convention Wednesday, December 4th [...]

Kansas legislators predict hot topics for the 2020 session2020-01-21T11:26:54-06:00

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

Grassroots policy development took center stage at the annual Kansas Farmers Union (KFU) State Convention in Lawrence earlier this month 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 farmers and ranchers [...]

KFU adopts policy, elects officers and board, and charters new chapter at annual convention in Lawrence2019-12-30T16:33:06-06:00

2019 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention to Consider Future of Agriculture, Kansas and Rural Communities

By Mercedes Taylor-Puckett The Road Ahead: Framing a future for agriculture, Kansas, and our communities is the focus of the 2019 Kansas Farmers Union state convention, December 4-5 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Lawrence. In addition to exploring what a truly progressive farm program would look like and how we can make it [...]

2019 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention to Consider Future of Agriculture, Kansas and Rural Communities2019-11-18T07:32:19-06:00

2019 Summer Fun Farm Tour Series Kicks-off July 22

By Mercedes Taylor-Puckett Kansas Farmers Union and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas are offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit nine Kansas and Missouri farms and learn from educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from on farm food safety to business planning. The Summer Fun Farm Tour Series [...]

2019 Summer Fun Farm Tour Series Kicks-off July 222019-06-28T11:46:48-05:00

Midwest Storm Disaster Assistance Available to Farm Families

Kansas Farmers Union Coordinating Farm Aid’s Family Farmer Disaster Relief Fund Farm and ranch families in Kansas can now access much-needed financial relief following the devastating spring floods and severe weather events in the Midwest. Farm Aid is partnering with Kansas Farmers Union and National Farmers Union to distribute emergency relief grants to [...]

Midwest Storm Disaster Assistance Available to Farm Families2019-06-25T06:13:12-05:00

American healthcare getting more expensive, less effective

By Tom Parker When Walter Cronkite spoke, America listened. His unbiased reporting on events from Vietnam, President Kennedy’s assassination and Watergate earned him the title of “the most trusted man in America.” Cronkite’s words carried weight, and though he strictly adhered to the standards of objective journalism, he still managed to make his [...]

American healthcare getting more expensive, less effective2019-01-24T11:51:11-06:00

Climate Changes: NFU president assesses the uncertain farm economy

The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law on December 20, 2018. Read NFU President Roger Johnson's statement on the passage here. By Tom Parker The National Farmers Union, while admittedly leaning left of center on the political spectrum, has always been staunchly nonpartisan on issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers, NFU President [...]

Climate Changes: NFU president assesses the uncertain farm economy2019-01-09T09:39:01-06:00

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 Resilience2018-11-09T03:05:18-06:00