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
EPA/Army Corps Propose New WOTUS Definition - AFBF Sues
EPA and the Army Corps have published the final rule re-setting the definition of WOTUS. AFBF has joined other industry and business groups to challenge the rule for overreach.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Under the Endangered Species Act
In Kansas, part of the Northern Distinct Population Segment, the Lesser Prairie-Chicken will be listed as threatened, with some 4(d) rule exceptions. The decision was published in the Federal Register on November 25, and will become final on January 24, 2023.
KFB Legal Foundation awards initial rural law practice grants, accepting applications for next round
The Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) Legal Foundation has named three new attorneys as recipients of the organization’s first Rural Law Practice Grants.
Applications Open for KFB's Second Year of Rural Law Practice Grants
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. Applications are open Sept 1 through Nov 1.
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.