Kansas National Farmers meeting will be July 27 in Abilene

Farm prices have been roiled by trade issues and other factors in the past couple of years.

To assist in market planning, National Farmers is sponsoring a “Farming & Marketing 2018” panel discussion and dinner at the historical Shockey & Landees building, 324 N. Broadway, Abilene, on July 27. The event and dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Ray Kohman, Solomon, Kansas, and Kansas National Farmers state leader, will be the moderator for panel discussion. Featured will be Pete Lorenz, grain marketing specialist, and Gene and Darlene Ferguson, who will discuss grain marketing.

Also included will be Darren Antrim, Kansas City grain specialist for Scoular Grain, and Donn Teske, Onaga, Kansas, president of Kansas Farmers Union and VP of the National Farmers Union will give an update on the farm bill and agriculture legislation. There is no registration fee, but RSVPs are requested for the evening dinner catered by Brookville Chicken. Please call Ray Kohman at 785-479-6023 or 785-479-2183 by July 26.

The Saturday agenda will include business issues, commodity reports, resolutions, legislative issues, planning for grain marketing, an update on ag issues and National Farmers programs across the country by Mark Manford, Holden, Missouri.

National Farmers is a non-profit group marketing general farm organization that operates like a cooperative. For more information, contact Ray Kohman at 785-479-2183 or 785-479-6023, Pete Lorenz at 785-738-2113 or Greg Stephens at 785-819-6887.