“Hell of a ride”: GIPSA Administrator Looks Back at Career in Politics

by Tom Parker Larry Mitchell, fresh out of college and back on the farm, was building fence when the phone rang. His father answered, listened for a minute, said he’d be right back. Got a call, he told his son, some farmers want you to represent them at a parity march in Washington, D.C. [...]

“Hell of a ride”: GIPSA Administrator Looks Back at Career in Politics2017-02-27T12:15:51-06:00

“Hell of a ride”: GIPSA Administrator Looks Back at Career in Politics

by Tom Parker Larry Mitchell, fresh out of college and back on the farm, was building fence when the phone rang. His father answered, listened for a minute, said he’d be right back. Got a call, he told his son, some farmers want you to represent them at a parity march in Washington, D.C. [...]

“Hell of a ride”: GIPSA Administrator Looks Back at Career in Politics2017-01-19T15:47:41-06:00

NFU Says Farmer Fair Practices Rules a ‘Step in the Right Direction’ for Fair Market Practices

National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased by today’s announcement that the long-awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules, which aim to level the playing field for family livestock producers and poultry growers, have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The Farmer Fair Practices Rules include an interim [...]

NFU Says Farmer Fair Practices Rules a ‘Step in the Right Direction’ for Fair Market Practices2016-12-14T13:57:47-06:00

USDA’s Action on Long-Awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules a Win for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says

Following months of progress on the long-awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), which would provide needed contract protections for livestock producers and poultry growers, National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased by today’s administrative step forward in the process towards publishing the rules [...]

USDA’s Action on Long-Awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules a Win for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Says2016-11-04T21:46:05-05:00

Ag View Video: Kansas Farmers Union continues to fight for family farms

by Ken Rahjes AgView.net December 13, 2014 Donn Teske, President of the Kansas Farmers Union and Vice-President of National Farmers Union, joined Ken Rahjes, Ag View editor, for an interview during the 2014 Kansas Farmers Union Convention. Rahjes and Teske discuss KFU grassroots policy development and 2014 Special Orders including Beef Check-off reform, renewal of [...]

Ag View Video: Kansas Farmers Union continues to fight for family farms2015-05-08T12:20:55-05:00

Understanding the future of agriculture may be found in our history, Mitchell tells KFU members

By Tom Parker MCPHERSON, KS- The early 1970s were good times for American agriculture, with expanded exports to the Soviet Union creating higher profits for producers, stimulating rural economies and revitalizing farm implement manufacturing. News from the agricultural sector was generally upbeat. Then, on June 30, 1975, Time magazine ran an expose piece entitled “Dirty [...]

Understanding the future of agriculture may be found in our history, Mitchell tells KFU members2016-11-04T21:46:45-05:00