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 2017 KFU Policy Statement
2017 Policy
Read 2017 Policy and Special Orders
2017 Kansas Farmers Union Policy Special Orders
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, but you may be interested in this blog post with links to NFU’s 2014 Policy Document and special orders of business.

Read Recent Policy News

  • KFU members developing state policy.

2017 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

DOWNLOAD the 2017 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 8, 2016 2017 Special Orders of Business All special orders have to be renewed annually as long as the [...]

  • KFU members deliberate policy at the 2013 KFU state convention.

2016 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 11, 2015 Preamble The Kansas Farmers Union represents its members who are engaged in various farming and ranching pursuits through cooperation, legislation, and education. The Kansas Farmers [...]

  • Keep COOL Call-in Day May 6, 2015

ACTION ALERT: Keeping COOL Call-in Day on May 6

National Farmers Union, in partnership with a coalition of other groups, has organized a White House call in day. We’d like to flood the White House with as many calls as possible. Please call President Obama at 888-793-4597 on Wednesday, [...]

  • KFU Legislative Update

Unfairly Taxing Kansas Farmland: KFU Opposes SB178

MCPHERSON, KS Feb. 18, 2015 - In last week's Kansas Senate Assessment & Taxation committee, Senate Bill (SB)178 was submitted by State Senator Jeff Melcher of Leawood in Johnson County. SB178 would radically alter the use-value formula, which is used [...]

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