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The first half hour or so will be a special musical dedication to recently deceased former Kansas Farmers Union President Ivan Wyatt who passed Monday, 25, Feb. 2013 after over 50 years of willing service to the glorious cause of  our family farms in Kansas.

From the KFU press release:

Wyatt first joined Kansas Farmers Union in the early 1960s. He was instrumental in establishing the charter for Chase County Farmers Union and served as the President for several years.

Recently retired KFU Executive Director Emil Mushrush remembers Wyatt as a person who "worked hard and strongly believed in family farms and traditional farmers. He really did walk the walk, and talk the talk."

Mushrush said Wyatt's "strongest point was lobbying in Topeka and working on the issues. His number one issue was keeping corporations out of agriculture, as well as fair farm prices."

"He worked on strong corporate farming laws, some of which are under attack in Topeka now, so that corporations couldn't take over family farms," Mushrush said.

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RFK regular news programming will resume after this dedication to a brave man who followed his heart, inspired others to watch for a "victory behind every quarter mile."

 

 

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