For more than 100 years Farmers Union has been the grassroots organization of of America’s family farms and ranches. During its storied history, Farmers Union emerged as an influential organization that helped shape national policy, organized cooperative businesses that thrive today, delivered educational programs designed to build rural leaders, and provided farmers and ranchers with opportunities to be at the table. Today, Farmers Union continues to be the nation’s premier farm organization dedicated to family farm agriculture, cooperative businesses, and rural communities.
Kansas Farmers Union fights for family farmers. During the 2012 Kansas legislative session, Kansas Farmers Union was the only main farm organization opposing the legislative sweep welcoming corporate agriculture into Kansas. KFU made a difference in maintaining at least some counties rights in the process. With such a large amount of money being spent by lobbyists influencing agricultural legislation, with an agenda that is not in our best interest, the need for a strong voice for family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities has never been more apparent.
Farmers Union is the organization working for rural Kansas. We will continue to fight for fair trade policies, affordable health care, improvement of rural roads, adequate funding for education, and the many other issues facing rural communities. The continued support of our membership is crucial for our organization to effectively represent the concerns of family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.