McPHERSON—Kansas Farmers Union will be hosting Farm Bill sessions in Courtland and Seneca on July 21. Speakers at the event include National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson and Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director Adrian Polansky.
The two will be at Anteaques in Courtland for breakfast at 8 a.m. and Windmill Inn in Seneca for lunch at noon to talk with producers about the 2012 Farm Bill.
Meals will be provided at each event at no cost to attendees, thanks to the following sponsors: Swedish American State Bank, Farmers Union Insurance Agent Tom Clark in Courtland, Tom Giessel of Larned, Nemaha County Co-op and Bruna Implement.
“The odds are the farther out we go to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill, the more cuts we can anticipate,” KFU President Donn Teske said. “Also, with it being an election year, I’m sure it will influence the Farm Bill, I’m just not sure how.”
Johnson will give a presentation that outlines general information about farm bills, NFU’s successes in the 2008 farm bill, current hurdles for the 2012 farm bill, organizational priorities, policy options and how to take action.
“During this time of budget concerns and federal deficits, waiting until 2013 to complete the next farm bill would likely negatively impact the baseline needed to write a bill that would effectively deliver the programs under its jurisdiction,” Johnson said.
Polansky will remark on how current Farm Bill programs are working and listen to comments from attendees.
For more information visit kansasfarmersunion.org. RSVPs are not required, but are very appreciated at (620) 241-6630 or [email protected]