Policy

Kansas Farmers Union has a rich history of working to protect and promote the interests of family farmers and ranchers by taking a leadership role in advocating for farming, ranching and agricultural interests across the state.

To be effective on our members’ behalf, it is essential that our members be involved in the organization, become knowledgeable on the issues that impact their work and lives, and communicate their needs to us.

Through grassroots policy and local involvement, our members and staff play a key role in bringing concerns, issues, and needs to the attention of local, state, and national decision makers. KFU’s state and national policy document is discussed and ratified each year at our state convention.

Download the 2020 KFU Policy Statement

Preamble

Kansas Farmers Union empowers and engages family farmers, ranchers, and communities through organization, education, cooperation and legislation.

The Kansas Farmers Union takes pride in defining our policy. We believe policy should address the needs of people. The moral and ethical decisions made by individuals and governments have an impact on our daily lives, and on the lives of future generations. Recognizing that fact, our policy strives to assure those decisions maintain a just and ethical basis.

Our policy also addresses the use of our natural resources and environment with the same fervor. We must not allow greed, ignorance, or carelessness to bring about exploitation of our natural resources, or of our fellow man.

We believe family ownership and maintaining family farms will preserve natural and human resources, and contribute to climate stability.

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2019 KFU Policy Statement Cover

2019 KFU Policy Statement

Adopted November 30, 2018

2018 KFU Policy

2018 KFU Policy Statement

Adopted December 2, 2017

2017 KFU Policy

2017 KFU Policy Statement

Adopted December 8, 2016

2016 KFU Policy Statement

2016 KFU Policy Statement

Adopted December 11, 2015

2015 KFU Policy Statement

2015 KFU Policy Statement

Adopted December 5, 2014

2014 KFU Policy Statement

2014 KFU Policy Statement

Adopted January 4, 2014

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Legislation

We strive to keep our members aware of key issues and to advance their best interests within lobbying and legislative forums. During the legislative session, we identify and track key legislation that affects agriculture, rural communities, consumer interests, the environment and tax policy among others. Our activities include visits with legislators, meetings with state agencies, providing legislative testimony during committee meetings and hearings, and connecting our members with their legislators.

On the national level, KFU is ably represented by the National Farmers Union. We are one of 32 state or regional members of NFU. You can learn more about NFU’s current priorities at their website.

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  • 2020 KFU Policy Statement Cover

2020 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

DOWNLOAD the 2020 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 5, 2019 2020 Special Orders of Business All special orders have to be renewed annually as long as the [...]

  • 2019 KFU Convention Policy Debate

2020 Special Orders of Business

Delegates to the 2019 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. Special [...]

  • Download the 2019 KFU Policy Statement

2019 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

DOWNLOAD the 2019 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on November 30, 2018 2019 Special Orders of Business All special orders have to be renewed annually as long as the [...]

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