NFU Fly-In 2017-09-21T13:53:21+00:00
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National Farmers Union organizes legislative fly-ins usually in the spring and fall, and as vital issues come before Congress for a vote. Kansas Farmers Union participates in NFU legislative fly-ins each year, empowering our members speak directly to our representatives in Congress, and to learn more about the issues and policies that affect all of us.

These visits provide an excellent opportunity for producers to tell lawmakers firsthand how current government policy impacts them and others in their area. Fly-in participants can share a personal story and put a human face on how decisions in Washington, D.C. affect both producers and consumers across the United States. We invite all KFU members to attend and participate in a National Farmers Union legislative fly-in.

Farmers Union Fly-in occurs during the second week of September in D.C.. KFU cultivates a team reflecting the diversity of Kansas ag and communities. It’s a wonderful first-hand opportunity to experience our nation’s politics in person. If you have an interest in attending holler at me: Donn Teske, President, dteske@nfudc.org or 785.770.0336

FLY-IN 2017 SNAPSHOTS

NFU Fly In 2017 Team : Rosanna Bauman

Rosanna Bauman, Garnett, explains the impact of USDA Rural Development programs on her family farm’s ability to diversify and remain sustainable.

NFU Fly In 2017: KFU team visiting with Senator Roberts staff.

The Kansas Farmers Union Fly-In team heads to Capitol Hill to meet with staff of our state’s congressional offices.

NFU Fly In 2017: Olivia Taylor-Puckett

Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Lawrence, explains the intersection of the Farm Bill’s food and ag components at Kansas farmers markets through EBT and SNAP incentive programs.

NFU Fly In 2017 USDA Secretary Perdue

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue addresses Farmers Union members during the annual briefing held at the Department of Agriculture’s headquarters.

NFU Fly In 2017 USDA Briefing: Tom Giessel

Pawnee County Farmers Union President Tom Giessel, Larned, expresses concerns relating to dropping crop prices during the USDA briefing.

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