Unfairly Taxing Kansas Farmland: KFU Opposes SB178

MCPHERSON, KS Feb. 18, 2015 - In last week's Kansas Senate Assessment & Taxation committee, Senate Bill (SB)178 was submitted by State Senator Jeff Melcher of Leawood in Johnson County. SB178 would radically alter the use-value formula, which is used to value Kansas agricultural land for property tax purposes. The bill, if passed and signed [...]

Unfairly Taxing Kansas Farmland: KFU Opposes SB1782016-11-04T21:46:27-05:00

KANSAS FARMERS UNION 2015 POLICY STATEMENT

Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 5, 2014 Preamble The Kansas Farmers Union represents its members who are engaged in various farming and ranching pursuits through cooperation, legislation, and education. The Kansas Farmers Union takes pride in defining our policy. We believe policy should address the needs of [...]

KANSAS FARMERS UNION 2015 POLICY STATEMENT2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

2015 KFU Policy: Special Orders

Kansas Farmers Union members adopted five special orders of business during the state convention, held Dec. 4 through 5 in Manhattan. Resolutions on Beef Checkoff Reform, USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Kansas’ Corporate Farming Law, Hydraulic Fracturing, and National Farmers Union’s Educational Center were among those discussed and voted on by county delegates. [...]

2015 KFU Policy: Special Orders2016-11-04T21:46:30-05:00

2015 Kansas Farmers Union Policy

Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 5, 2014 Preamble The Kansas Farmers Union represents its members who are engaged in various farming and ranching pursuits through cooperation, legislation, and education. The Kansas Farmers Union takes pride in defining our policy. We believe policy should address the needs of [...]

2015 Kansas Farmers Union Policy2016-11-04T21:46:30-05:00

The State of the Kansas State Budget Presentations: Slides and Coverage

Former State Budget Director provided non-partisan perspective on past, present and future of Kansas budget and implications for schools and rural communities Kansas Farmers Union and a group of county chapters hosted four state budget education presentations featuring former Kansas State Budget director Duane Goossen during the month of September. All presentations were open to [...]

The State of the Kansas State Budget Presentations: Slides and Coverage2016-11-04T21:46:38-05:00

Kansas Budget Presentations Continue Across State This Month

Kansas Farmers Union and a group of county chapters are hosting four state budget education presentations featuring former Kansas State Budget director Duane Goossen during the month of September. All presentations are open to KFU members and the general public. Goossen served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of three governors [...]

Kansas Budget Presentations Continue Across State This Month2016-11-04T21:46:38-05:00

Farmers Union to Host Budget Presentations Across State

Former State Budget Director to provide non-partisan perspective on past, present and future of Kansas budget and implications for schools and rural communities Kansas Farmers Union and a group of county chapters are hosting four state budget education presentations featuring former Kansas State Budget director Duane Goossen during the month of September. All presentations are [...]

Farmers Union to Host Budget Presentations Across State2016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00

KFU members to attend annual NFU Fly-In September 7-10

KFU President Donn Teske and Farmers Union members from across the state will attend National Farmers Union’s annual Legislative Fly-In September 7-10 in Washington, D.C. NFU organizes legislative fly-ins when vital issues come before Congress for a vote. These visits provide an excellent opportunity for producers to tell lawmakers firsthand how current government policy impacts [...]

KFU members to attend annual NFU Fly-In September 7-102016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00

Kansas Legislature Update

The Kansas Legislature wrapped up its regular session Sunday, April 6, two days later than originally planned, following a controversial debate and passage of a school finance bill.  What should have been a clean bill to fund poorer school districts turned into one that narrowly passed both houses after divisive debate over policy issues thrown [...]

Kansas Legislature Update2016-11-04T21:46:41-05:00