USDA to Rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules to Detriment of Family Organic Producers and Consumers, NFU Says

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today its intent to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The rule was finalized in January 2017, but placed on hold when the new administration took office. National Farmers Union (NFU) supports the OLPP rule’s intent, as it would improve the consistency and [...]

USDA to Rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules to Detriment of Family Organic Producers and Consumers, NFU Says2017-12-18T11:56:47-06:00

Next It May Be You: Tyson Poultry Complex in Kansas on Hold but Not Gone

By Mary Fund Mary Fund is Executive Director of the Kansas Rural Center, a non-profit research, education and advocacy group supporting a sustainable agriculture and food system. She edits KRC’s quarterly newsletter, Rural Papers, as well as KRC’s Weekly Policy Watch E-Updates during the Kansas legislative session. She is a member of Kansas Farmers [...]

Next It May Be You: Tyson Poultry Complex in Kansas on Hold but Not Gone2017-11-03T12:09:51-05:00

Common money wasters with poultry: Ways to reduce costs

The bottom line of sustainable poultry production is to produce a safe, healthy product with minimal costs. There are little things that can increase costs above what they can be. Ron Kean from the University of Wisconsin will discuss some of these money wasters and provide opportunities to reduce production costs.

Common money wasters with poultry: Ways to reduce costs2016-08-09T13:03:20-05:00

Kansas Beginning Farmer Day set for December 6th in Manhattan

Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition invites beginning farmers and ranchers of all ages to the Kansas Beginning Farmer Day, Saturday, December 6 at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan, KS. The event is being held in conjunction with Kansas Farmers Union’s annual convention, December 4-5. More information on KFU’s convention can be found elsewhere in [...]

Kansas Beginning Farmer Day set for December 6th in Manhattan2016-11-04T21:46:36-05:00

Nationally-recognized Farmer-Veteran to Talk Poultry

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunities Meeting Scheduled for Nov 20th All beginning farmers and ranchers are invited to a Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunities meeting at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS, Thursday, November 20, from 4:00 to 9:00 PM, hosted by Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition. The meeting’s [...]

Nationally-recognized Farmer-Veteran to Talk Poultry2016-11-04T21:46:36-05:00

Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunities Meeting to be held in Concordia Nov. 20th

All beginning farmers and ranchers are invited to a Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunities meeting at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS, Thursday, November 20, from 4:00 to 9:00 PM, hosted by Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition. The meeting’s featured speaker is Dan Hromas, owner and operator of Prairie Pride [...]

Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunities Meeting to be held in Concordia Nov. 20th2016-11-04T21:46:37-05:00

Kansas Farmers Awarded NCR-SARE 2014 Farmer Rancher Grants

McPHERSON, KS - The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program recently announced the projects recommended for funding for the Farmer Rancher and Youth Educator competitive grant programs. More than 50 grant projects were selected to receive a total of more than $500,000 through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive [...]

Kansas Farmers Awarded NCR-SARE 2014 Farmer Rancher Grants2016-11-04T21:46:44-05:00