Tax Break For Kansas Farmers That Few Know About

Kansas Farmers Union policy supports a progressive tax. We feel if you’re making the money you should pay the taxes. By Sam Zeff KCUR 89.3 Originally published on July 26, 2016 Everyone knows agriculture is huge in Kansas. It’s a $62 billion a year industry that accounts for 43 percent of the Kansas economy and [...]

Tax Break For Kansas Farmers That Few Know About2016-11-04T21:46:10-05:00

Challenging AG market affects credit, agribusiness

Low grain, volatile cattle prices impact debt, machinery sales By Morgan Chilson The Topeka Capital-Journal Originally published on March 26, 2016 “(Allen Featherstone, director of the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics,) said he expects to see increased numbers of farmers and ranchers take advantage of computerized financial planning, in which his department has [...]

Challenging AG market affects credit, agribusiness2016-11-04T21:46:12-05:00

Farmers struggle as incomes, prices drop

Predictions indicate low prices here to stay in 2016, 2017 By Morgan Chilson The Topeka Capital-Journal Originally published on March 26, 2016 “Donn Teske, a rancher and president of the Kansas Farmers Union, joked that “when you farm, you don’t need to go to Vegas.” “A lot of the old-timers are recollecting memories of the [...]

Farmers struggle as incomes, prices drop2016-03-28T11:02:09-05:00

Farmers Union draws Obama administration officials to Wichita

By Dan Voorhis The Wichita Eagle Originally published on March 13, 2015 “We may not be the voice of agriculture, but we are the conscience of agriculture,” said Donn Teske, a livestock farmer north of Manhattan, head of Kansas Farmers Union and vice president of the National Farmers Union. Teske regrets the evolution of the [...]

Farmers Union draws Obama administration officials to Wichita2016-03-28T10:58:10-05:00

More extreme weather could mean less wheat for Kansas

By Dan Voorhis The Wichita Eagle Originally published on March 7, 2015 (Donn) Teske is president of the Kansas Farmers Union, a populist farm organization that goes back to 1907. He is mainly a livestock farmer, but does grow some crops on his farm near Wheaton, northeast of Manhattan. He is passionate about climate change, [...]

More extreme weather could mean less wheat for Kansas2015-03-17T13:15:00-05:00

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

Ag View Video: Washington Update from NFU’s Chandler Goule

by Ken Rahjes AgView.net December 10, 2014 Chandler Goulde, Senior Vice-President of Programs with National Farmers Union, joined Ken Rahjes, Ag View editor, for an interview during the 2014 Kansas Farmers Union Convention. Rahjes and Goule discuss EPA regulation, Beef Check-off reform, and support for Country of Origin Labeling for meat.

Ag View Video: Washington Update from NFU’s Chandler Goule2014-12-15T12:43:46-05:00

WIBW’s Kansas Ag Issues Podcast: Kelly Lenz and Donn Teske (10.14.2014)

by Kelly Lenz WIBW October 14, 2014 Donn Teske, President of the Kansas Farmers Union, joined Kelly Lenz on the October 14, 2014 edition of Kansas Ag Issues. Lenz and Teske discuss National Farmers Union's withdraw from the Beef Check-off Working Group, NFU's support for Country of Origin labeling for meat, and NFU’s position on [...]

WIBW’s Kansas Ag Issues Podcast: Kelly Lenz and Donn Teske (10.14.2014)2014-12-14T14:23:42-05:00

In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain

by Dan Charles National Public Radio's All Things Considered June 16, 2014 It seems that everybody, going back at least to Thomas Jefferson, loves small family farms. Yet those beloved small farms are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Big farms are taking over. According to the latest census of American agriculture, released this year, there are two [...]

In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain2016-11-04T21:46:41-05:00

Kansas ag makes issue of National Geographic

Tom Giessel harvests wheat on his farm near Larned, Kansas   Photo: Jim Richardson as published in National Geographic Magazine, May 2014 By Kathy Hanks Garden City Telegram Originally published on April 25, 2014 Kansas is featured in the latest edition of National Geographic, with photographs of two agricultural producers plus an aerial view of wheat [...]

Kansas ag makes issue of National Geographic2014-06-10T01:40:52-05:00