NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In

Farmers Union members from across the country will gather online in September for the 2020 Fall Legislative Fly-In! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture officials about current events, opportunities, and other work the department is doing on behalf of farmers. They will receive briefings from other administration officials and [...]

NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In2020-08-24T17:49:29-05:00

KFU Policy Advocates 2020: Apply Today

Would you like to be better heard in Topeka or Washington, D.C.? Do you feel as though your voice isn’t heard in Topeka or Washington, D.C.? Maybe you’ve considered visiting with your reps in the past, but felt unsure how to present your perspective clearly and effectively? Kansas Farmers Union’s Policy Advocates Program [...]

KFU Policy Advocates 2020: Apply Today2020-02-26T00:16:34-06:00

Kansas Farmers Union Fly-In 2018

by Zack Pistora As we head into the voting booths this November, one issue that may make a difference to many of us in farm country is who can help pass a good farm bill. With its direct effect upon commodity payments, crop insurance, food assistance, conservation and local foods programs, research [...]

Kansas Farmers Union Fly-In 20182018-11-16T09:58:58-06:00

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

National Farmers Union Fly-In 2016

The annual National Farmers Union Washington D.C. Fly-In is the very definition of grassroots politics. This three-day event draws Farmers Union members from states as far as Alaska and Hawaii to meet with top officials of the USDA and, more importantly, their elected state representatives. The goal of these meetings is to remind those in [...]

National Farmers Union Fly-In 20162016-11-10T22:06:47-06:00

NFU Hosts 275 Farmers Union Members in D.C. for Fall Legislative Fly-In

Today, 275 Farmers Union members gathered in Washington D.C. for the National Farmers Union (NFU) Fall Legislative Fly-In. The annual event allows Farmers Union members from across the country to meet directly with lawmakers, USDA leaders and other administration officials to discuss issues important to family farmers and ranchers. “Family farmers and ranchers are the [...]

NFU Hosts 275 Farmers Union Members in D.C. for Fall Legislative Fly-In2016-11-04T21:46:07-05:00

Grassroots Advocacy in D.C: KFU Members Participate in Annual Fly-In

By Olivia Taylor-Puckett “For decades upon decades, Farmers Union members have made an annual migration to Washington to make their case for smarter, fairer farm policies,” said National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson. The annual National Farmers Union Washington D.C. Fly-In is the very definition of grassroots politics. This three-day event draws Farmers Union members [...]

Grassroots Advocacy in D.C: KFU Members Participate in Annual Fly-In2016-11-04T21:46:20-05:00

Kansas Sends Six to Fall National Farmers Union Fly-In

A group of Kansas Farmers Union members and staff recently spent three days in the nation’s capital urging lawmakers to pass a comprehensive, five-year farm bill, support the Renewable Fuel Standard, and tell their personal stories to members of Congress. Along with nearly 300 fellow farmers, ranchers, and fishermen from across the U.S., KFU President [...]

Kansas Sends Six to Fall National Farmers Union Fly-In2016-11-04T21:46:47-05:00