2019 KFU Convention Policy Debate

Policy

Kansas Farmers Union has a rich history of working to protect and promote the interests of family farmers and ranchers by taking a leadership role in advocating for farming, ranching and agricultural interests across the state.

To be effective on our members’ behalf, it is essential that our members be involved in the organization, become knowledgeable on the issues that impact their work and lives, and communicate their needs to us.

Through grassroots policy and local involvement, our members and staff play a key role in bringing concerns, issues, and needs to the attention of local, state, and national decision makers. KFU’s state and national policy document is discussed and ratified each year at our state convention.

2022 KFU Policy Statement

Adopted December 1, 2021

We strive to keep our members aware of key issues and to advance their best interests within lobbying and legislative forums. During the legislative session, we identify and track key legislation that affects agriculture, rural communities, consumer interests, the environment and tax policy among others. Our activities include visits with legislators, meetings with state agencies, providing legislative testimony during committee meetings and hearings, and connecting our members with their legislators.

On the national level, KFU is represented by the National Farmers Union. We are one of 33 state or regional members of NFU. You can learn more about NFU’s current priorities at their website.

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Kansas State Senator

Kansas State Representative

Read Recent Policy News

  • Led by Policy Chair Tom Tom Giessel, delegates reviewed past policy and debated new issues including trade agreements and tariffs, industrial hemp, climate change, crop insurance and disaster programs, and the reestablishment of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).

2022 Policy Drafting begins Online in October

By Donn Teske Policy drafting preceding the Dec 1st & 2nd KFU state convention will be held via Zoom over three consecutive Thursdays, October 7th, 14th, & 21st at 7:00 PM.  RSVP HERE Last year we pretty much just [...]

  • 2021 KFU Policy Statement Cover

2021 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

DOWNLOAD the 2021 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 5, 2021 2021 Special Orders of Business All special orders have to be renewed annually as long as the [...]

  • 2020 KFU Policy Statement Cover

2020 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

DOWNLOAD the 2020 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 5, 2019 2020 Special Orders of Business All special orders have to be renewed annually as long as the [...]

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