Delegates to the 2018 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. New orders include:
- On the rural economy, members connect grain surpluses from over-production and high crop yields to historically new low levels of the parity ratio and call for a program of supply management and implementation of a publicly-funded farmer owned reserve.
- On healthcare, members support the establishment of a nationwide single-payer system and the expansion of Medicaid in Kansas: “Any further delay in implementing Medicaid expansion in Kansas only contributes to the accelerated economic decay of the rural healthcare infrastructure of the state.”
- In support of a Statewide Agriculture Counseling and Assistance Program, members believe the unprecedented, all-time low commodity prices have created undue stress on individuals, families, communities, and the economy and urge immediate action by the Kansas Legislature to enact legislation creating a program similar to the highly successful Farmers Assistance Counseling and Training Services (FACTS) program of the 1980s.