By Tim Carpenter
Originally published on January 6, 2014
The Kansas Farmers Union is offering policy advice on preservation of family farms to politicians working for the state in Topeka and on formation of a new five-year farm bill to members of Congress hunkered down in Washington, D.C.
KFU president Donn Teske said delegates to the Kansas organization convened last weekend in Topeka and registered opposition to repeal of the state’s corporate farming law sought by the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback.
In addition, members of the KFU urged federal lawmakers to develop a farm bill that advances the country’s food security, conservation, renewable energy and rural development priorities. The organization concluded the farm bill ought to retain funding for the food stamp program rather than shift that feature of food and agriculture policy elsewhere.