The KFB Legal Foundation Mission
We are dedicated in providing education, information and research that will provide the continued well-being of all persons directly engaged in agriculture or related enterprises. We advocate for the agricultural industry and defend social and economic justice for farmers and ranchers. We want to unlock the potential in agricultural producers to improve their quality of life.
Legal Foundation News
USFWS Updates Listing Plan for ESA
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its updated National Listing Workplan under the Endangered Species Act to reflect their plan of work for FY2022-2027 to review species for potential listing as threatened or endangered.
Service Finalizes Endangered Status and Designation of Critical Habitat for Peppered Chub
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized the endangered listing for the Peppered Chub, and excluded streams in Kansas from critical habitat designation.
Partial Settlement: In re Cattle and Beef Antitrust Litigation
JBS has agreed to pay $52.5 million in partial settlement of litigation accusing it, and other meat packing companies, of anti-trust violations by conspiring to limit supply in the beef market to inflate prices and maximize profit margins for the meat packing companies.
KDWP Applies to FWS for ESA Permit for Aquatic Species Conservation
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has applied for a permit associated with the implementation of a programmatic safe harbor agreement (SHA) and candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) for 14 aquatic species in Kansas.
KFB Legal Foundation announces grant encouraging practice in rural areas
The Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation’s Rural Law Practice Grant will pay new attorneys up to $16,500 to open their legal practice in rural Kansas.
KFB Legal Foundation Announces New Rural Law Practice Grant Program
The Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation Rural Law Practice Grant is a $16,500 grant to help defray the educational costs of law school and to encourage new attorneys to locate their legal practice in rural Kansas. The grant furthers the mission of the KFB Legal Foundation to provide legal information and advocacy to farmer and rancher members, unlocking their potential and improving their quality of life in rural Kansas.