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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Thursday the appointment of Shayne Suppes of Scott City as one of five new members to the United Sorghum Checkoff Program board. Shayne will represent Kansas on the board and serve a three-year term starting in December.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after Democrat leadership again blocked necessary funding for COVID-19 assistance for farmers and ranchers.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced an additional $14 billion in assistance to farmers and ranchers impacted by COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). The program will provide payments based on market disruptions and subsequent declines in market costs and distribution challenges to producers in all aspects of the agriculture industry.
Last week, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., alongside House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and 23 other colleagues, sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting funds included in the CARES Act be provided to wheat growers to address price impacts due to COVID-19.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. this week signed onto a bi-partisan, bi-cameral letter to Congressional Leadership to include The Farming Support to States Act in the next COVID-19 aid package. The legislation would provide federal funds to states and other stakeholders to support America’s agriculture industry and help the industry better respond to disruptions in the food supply chain caused by COVID-19.
WASHINGTON - U. S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. released the following statement after the publication of a report and recommended actions by the USDA amid the ongoing investigations into market manipulation by beef packing plants.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on Wednesday, and Kansas First District Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall noted that the agreement is a win for ag producers.
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, announced the newest members of the agency’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). This 33-member committee, established in 2008, provides independent policy advice, information and recommendations to the EPA administrator on a range of issues important to agriculture and rural communities.