KRC Livestock Production Policy Guideline
The Kansas Rural Center recognizes that livestock play essential roles in the balanced diets of many peoples, the sustainability of diversified family farms, and the economic balance of many rural communities. KRC also recognizes that domesticated livestock will naturally forage across a landscape and that concentration and confinement of animals often creates a variety of concerns related to water quality, animal health and stress, nutrient concentration and agri-terrorism.
KRC supports Livestock Production Policies that fit these guidelines:
1. Uses management practices, which disperse livestock populations whenever practical and feasible to improve livestock health, enhance the environmental landscape, sustain diversified family farms, and minimize targets for agri-terrorism.
2. Utilizes and promotes livestock production practices that optimize food safety and human health.
3. Encourages direct marketing of livestock products which maximize relationships between producers and consumers and minimize market influences and controls by outside forces.
(Approved May 2, 2006 – Executive Board Meeting