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March 27, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., returned to Capitol Hill to vote YES on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which will put emergency cash into the hands of American families and workers, while also delivering desperate relief to agriculture producers, ranchers, small businesses, and provide needed funding for health care workers and hospitals. During the debate, Dr. Marshall made remarks from the floor, and after the vote he released the following statement:
March 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) and Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today urged U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to ensure relief for rural America, specifically cattle ranchers, is included in any Phase III COVID-19 stimulus agreement.

February 29, 2020 Press Release

On Friday, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the distribution of additional payments for farmers impacted by 2018 and 2019 disasters, including drought and flooding through the Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+).

February 20, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday a new department-wide initiative aimed at reducing the agriculture industry’s environmental impact while continuing to use innovation to increase production and output to meet growing global demand. The Agriculture Innovation Agenda aligns USDA’s resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half by 2050. The strategy will set benchmarks for food loss and waste, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, and renewable energy.
February 11, 2020 In The News

Farmers and ranchers from across Kansas gathered in Manhattan Feb. 7-9 for the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) leaders conference. More than 575 attended the three-day Kansas Farm Bureau conference designed to maximize efficiency on family farming operations.

The conference provided young ag producers between the ages of 18-35 with agricultural education, motivational speakers and opportunities to connect with industry resources and network with peers.

February 6, 2020 Press Release
This week, the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) awarded U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., with the Sorghum Congressional Award for 2019, the organization’s top honor for individuals who work diligently for the sorghum producers they represent and for achievements in creating and implementing farm policies that benefit sorghum farmers around the country.
February 6, 2020 In The News

This week, the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) awarded U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., with the Sorghum Congressional Award for 2019, the organization’s top honor for individuals who work diligently for the sorghum producers they represent and for achievements in creating and implementing farm policies that benefit sorghum farmers around the country.

February 3, 2020 Press Release
President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for farmers and ranchers impacted by unjustified trade retaliation. U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued a statement following the announcement:
January 29, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Wednesday at the White House. In December, Mexico ratified the agreement; however, Canada has not done so. The opening of the dairy market between the U.S. and Canada has led to division in Canada.

Kansas farmers have varied reactions to the agreement; however, most are relieved.

“It’s a good thing,” said James Nightingale, of Burrton. “It’s just been such a long wait for the shoot-from-the-hip actions by what the administration have done for the farmers.”

January 29, 2020 Press Release
On Wednesday, at the invitation of President Donald J. Trump, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., attended the official White House ceremony for the signing of the USMCA trade agreement. Canada and Mexico are the United States’ two single-largest trading partners, making this the most consequential trade agreement in U.S. history.

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