Legal Foundation Articles

Articles for the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation




Beef Checkoff


New resources have been added to the Legal Foundation website regarding the Beef Checkoff program.

Waters of the U.S. Rule update


On August 21, 2019, a federal court sided with Kansas (and other participating states) and declared the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule exceeded federal authority and violated administrative procedures.

KFB Fighting to Protect Landowner Rights in Rails to Trails Case


Kansas Farm Bureau, along with Illinois Farm Bureau, Iowa Farm Bureau, and Missouri Farm Bureau, joined efforts to file an amicus brief in the Caquelin case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

No CERCLA or EPCRA Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at Farms


An act of Congress, and an EPA final rule, make clear that air emissions from animal waste need not be reported under either CERCLA or EPCRA.

Opportunities in Agricultural Law


The blue jackets recently invaded Manhattan, Kansas, for the state FFA Convention. It was a great chance to reach out to some outstanding high school students about their future careers. We explained many of the career opportunities available in agricultural law to FFA members that stopped by the Washburn University School of Law table at the opportunity fair.

A Guide to Solar Leasing for the Agricultural Landowner


Solar leasing appears to be making its way into Kansas. There is a new resource from the Legal Foundation to help farmers and ranchers spot and consider issues in a solar energy lease.

Plainville Livestock Auction


If you have been affected by an insufficient funds check or the bankruptcy filing of the Plainville Livestock Commission Auction, act now to protect your financial interests.

A Guide to Conservation Easements for the Agricultural Landowner


If you are considering entering into a conservation easement, or purchasing land on which there is an existing conservation easement, this resource could be of value to you.

Rails-to-Trails: A Landowner's Guide


The Legal Foundation has a new guide to help landowners understand their rights and responsibilities when their property adjoins a railbanked recreational trail.

Electronic logging device and hours of service requirements for agricultural transporters


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) clarified on its website on December 14, 2018, that “Transporters of livestock and insects are not required to have an ELD. The statutory exemption will remain in place until further notice. Drivers do not need to carry any documentation regarding this exemption.”