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
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.
FWS Proposes to List Lesser Prairie Chicken as Threatened Species in Kansas
After a court’s dismissal of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken’s 2014 threatened listing in 2015, and the filing of another petition for review, the Lesser Prairie-Chicken underwent a status review by USFWS. On June 1, 2021, FWS published a proposed rule, separating the species into 2 distinct populations, with the northern population (including the population in Kansas) being listed as threatened and the southern population being listed as endangered. The proposed rule includes a 4(d) rule covering some farm and ranch practices for the northern population.
Identity Theft and Cybersecurity
Identity theft can be burdensome for society, and a costly headache for individual victims.
Farm Stress and Mental Health
Dr. Rick Peterson, Associate Director Extension Programs at K-State Research and Extension, joined the Ag Law Briefs webinar series on March 31, 2021, to discuss farm stress and mental health.
Socially Disadvantaged Farmers to Receive Aid
While the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 does not appropriate funds directly, it’s estimated that $4 billion will be used to provide direct payments of up to 120% of a socially disadvantaged, e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native American or Asian American, farmer’s or rancher’s outstanding debt as of Jan. 1, 2021.