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 economy2019-03-08T10:26:40-06:00

Holding the Line: Thoughts on drafting a new farm bill

Before getting into the issues of drafting a new farm bill during tough economic times as Congress is expected to do next year, Bill Spiegel offered his guest panelists the opportunity to draw up their own personal list of things they would like to see included, sort of a Christmas wish list whispered into Santa’s [...]

Holding the Line: Thoughts on drafting a new farm bill2018-03-29T12:36:27-05:00

Fly-In Elevates Farm Voices

By Olivia Taylor-Puckett As the 2014 Farm Bill nears expiration in 2018, many farmers and ranchers are concerned with the contents of the next Farm Bill and how long Congress will take to craft it. The importance of access to affordable healthcare, concerns of potential cuts to funds for a strong farm safety net [...]

Fly-In Elevates Farm Voices2018-08-17T09:31:41-05:00

Kansans Testify on Behalf of Ag Mediation Programs

By Donn TeskeOn September 14th, I accompanied Forrest Buhler, of the Kansas Ag Mediation Service, to Hill briefings in Washington DC. The briefings were held on both the House and Senate sides informing and educating Congressional aides about the Ag Mediation program, which is currently active in 41 states.We were two of five representing CAMP [...]

Kansans Testify on Behalf of Ag Mediation Programs2017-11-02T13:00:45-05:00

NFU execs listen to local farmers’ Farm Bill concerns

By Mike Gilmore LARNED -- After a scary start, the wheels have begun to slowly turn on the 2018 Farm Bill. Farmers and their governing agencies are in agreement that the last Farm Bill – though well-intentioned – failed as a producer’s safety net due to drastic funding cuts in a plummeting agricultural economy. [...]

NFU execs listen to local farmers’ Farm Bill concerns2017-11-02T12:25:28-05:00

2018 Farm Bill and Conservation Issues: A Conversation

KFU President Donn Teske joins Ron Klataske, Executive Director of Audubon of Kansas, and Paul Johnson, Lobbyist for the Kansas Rural Center for a conversation on conservation issues and the next Farm Bill. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Grassland Heritage Foundation, the Jayhawk Audubon Society’s September 25th program will feature a panel discussion on [...]

2018 Farm Bill and Conservation Issues: A Conversation2017-09-13T08:16:29-05:00

Farm Bill Listening Session: Pawnee County

Join KFU & Friends for Farm Bill Listening Sessions The first week in August Kansas Farmers Union is hosting four Farm Bill discussions. Staff from our national office will be here in person to listen to what you have to say to them. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to come and visit face-to-face [...]

Farm Bill Listening Session: Pawnee County2017-07-18T19:36:07-05:00

Farm Bill Listening Session: Cloud County

Join KFU & Friends for Farm Bill Listening Sessions The first week in August Kansas Farmers Union is hosting four Farm Bill discussions. Staff from our national office will be here in person to listen to what you have to say to them. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to come and visit face-to-face [...]

Farm Bill Listening Session: Cloud County2017-07-18T19:33:46-05:00

Farm Bill Listening Session: Jackson County

Join KFU & Friends for Farm Bill Listening Sessions The first week in August Kansas Farmers Union is hosting four Farm Bill discussions. Staff from our national office will be here in person to listen to what you have to say to them. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to come and visit face-to-face [...]

Farm Bill Listening Session: Jackson County2017-07-18T19:40:26-05:00

Farm Bill Listening Session: Douglas County

Join KFU & Friends for Farm Bill Listening Sessions The first week in August Kansas Farmers Union is hosting four Farm Bill discussions. Staff from our national office will be here in person to listen to what you have to say to them. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to come and visit face-to-face [...]

Farm Bill Listening Session: Douglas County2017-08-01T05:12:04-05:00