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 family farm into larger and more automated operations – and more like other corporations.
In the 1920 and 1930s, he said, there were 110,000 Farmers Union members in Kansas. Today, there are 1,000 dues-paying members, or 7,000 if you include family members. There are about 200,000 nationwide, he said.
“I often tell people we are more for the family farm and keeping agriculture family farm agriculture,” he said.
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