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Kansas Farmers Union: 2019 News Releases

Below are the news releases distributed in 2019. Click on any headline to read the complete release, download the PDF and get links to supporting materials.

December 2019

KFU adopts policy, elects officers and board, and charters new chapter at annual convention in Lawrence

Grassroots policy development took center stage at the annual Kansas Farmers Union (KFU) State Convention in Lawrence earlier this month when more than 100 members gathered to debate and adopt policy for the 2020 legislative session. KFU has a rich history of working to protect and promote the interests of family farmers and ranchers by taking a leadership role [...]

November 2019

2019 Kansas Farmers Union State Convention to Consider Future of Agriculture, Kansas and Rural Communities

By Mercedes Taylor-Puckett The Road Ahead: Framing a future for agriculture, Kansas, and our communities is the focus of the 2019 Kansas Farmers Union state convention, December 4-5 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Lawrence. In addition to exploring what a truly progressive farm program would look like and how we can make it happen, conference sessions focus on [...]

June 2019

2019 Summer Fun Farm Tour Series Kicks-off July 22

By Mercedes Taylor-Puckett Kansas Farmers Union and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas are offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit nine Kansas and Missouri farms and learn from educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from on farm food safety to business planning. The Summer Fun Farm Tour Series runs every other Monday beginning [...]

Midwest Storm Disaster Assistance Available to Farm Families

Kansas Farmers Union Coordinating Farm Aid’s Family Farmer Disaster Relief Fund Farm and ranch families in Kansas can now access much-needed financial relief following the devastating spring floods and severe weather events in the Midwest. Farm Aid is partnering with Kansas Farmers Union and National Farmers Union to distribute emergency relief grants to help farmers meet household expenses. [...]

January 2019

American healthcare getting more expensive, less effective

By Tom Parker When Walter Cronkite spoke, America listened. His unbiased reporting on events from Vietnam, President Kennedy’s assassination and Watergate earned him the title of “the most trusted man in America.” Cronkite’s words carried weight, and though he strictly adhered to the standards of objective journalism, he still managed to make his opinions known. For instance, his [...]

Climate Changes: NFU president assesses the uncertain farm economy

The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law on December 20, 2018. Read NFU President Roger Johnson's statement on the passage here. By Tom Parker The National Farmers Union, while admittedly leaning left of center on the political spectrum, has always been staunchly nonpartisan on issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers, NFU President Roger Johnson told assembled members [...]