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November 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands for 2021.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a joint interim report on the Phase One trade agreement between China and the U.S. The findings of the report illustrate the benefits that the structural changes in trade and commerce have had on American farmers and ranchers. 

To date, China has implemented nearly 90 percent of its technical commitments under the Phase One agreement and has purchased more than $23 billion in agricultural products from American farmers and ranchers. 

October 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order establishing the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council, co-chaired by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Agriculture Secretary Perdue. This action builds upon the Administration’s commitment to promoting tree growing, conservation, and restoration across the Federal government, and will be responsible for coordinating the Federal government’s support of the global One Trillion Trees Initiative.

October 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced that it was extending authorization for all schools to offer free meals for students through the 2020-21 school year. The move is intended to allow districts the flexibility in offering either in-person or off-site meal programs for students as the country continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.  

October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D.

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today I joined a bipartisan group of 31 of my House colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking him to issue new registrations for several dicamba weed control products so Kansas farmers can continue to utilize these important tools on their farms. 

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 15, 2020 In The News

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Congressman Roger Marshall is applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of small refinery exemptions.

Congressman Roger Marshall says on Monday the Trump Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced they denied petitions for a small refinery exemption, or SRE, for post compliance years, which delivered on a promise that 15 billion gallons of domestic biofuels are blended into America’s fuel supply.

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