Author

Zack Pistora

Zack Pistora

Zack Pistora is president of the Kansas Rural Center's board of directors and longtime environmental lobbyist for the Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club. He resides near Tonganoxie, Kansas, where he has a small-scale vegetable farm.

OPINION
In recent hearings on the 2023 farm bill, lawmakers in the U.S. House have discussed expanding crop insurance and trying to address the mounting challenges from drought, severe weather and climate change to the legislation. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Flipping U.S. Farm Bill right side up will be better for Kansas, farmers and environment

By: and - September 16, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Paul Johnson is an organic market gardener and a policy analyst and advocate for the Kansas Rural Center. Zack Pistora is president of KRC’s board of […]

OPINION

Farmers need Congress to chip in on climate-smart agriculture

By: - October 15, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Zack Pistora is the interim executive director for the Kansas Rural Center and longtime environmental lobbyist for the Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club. Farmers are used […]