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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.
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+).
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.
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.
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.”