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September 24, 2020 Press Release

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. 

September 18, 2020 Press Release

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.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

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.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

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.

August 26, 2020 Press Release
Kansas is home to 10 biofuel facilities, which provide high quality jobs for plant workers in rural communities across Kansas and utilize more than one quarter of all corn grown in our state, as well as thousands of bushels of soybeans and milo each year. In total, the biofuels industry is responsible for nearly $4 billion in annual economic contribution, making it a vital piece of our state’s agriculture industry.
August 24, 2020 Press Release
In July, the Kansas State Fair announced it would not be holding a 2020 state fair, leaving a $2.3 million hole in the fair’s revenue and risking the possibility of not having a 2021 fair as well. Worse yet, the Kansas State Fair was not the only one cancelled by COVID-19. States across the country are at risk of losing their own versions of this important annual event that brings together rural and urban residents for a celebration of agriculture, agribusiness, and all of the great traditions fairs bring to our communities.
July 29, 2020 Press Release

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. 

July 24, 2020 Press Release

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.

July 1, 2020 In The News

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.

June 17, 2020 Press Release

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. 

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