More on Agriculture
Originally published in the Emporia Gazette on Dec. 12, 2019. Read it online HERE.
The pet food industry is — simply — HUGE for Kansas.
Published in the High Plains Journal on Dec. 9, 2019. Read the article online HERE.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., on Monday again continued his push to move on from the impeachment circus and ratify the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement and deliver thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic impact to Kansas.
Nearly one third of all American agricultural exports go to Canada and Mexico and the countries are also the top two export markets for America’s small and mid-sized businesses.
On a rainy September morning, a pair of cattle ranchers browsed the refrigerated meat cases at a Walmart Inc. store in Mandan, N.D., snapping cellphone photos of an unwelcome invader among the shrink-wrapped ground beef: Beyond Meat Inc. patties, made from pea protein and coconut oil. After a separate check at a nearby local supermarket, the ranchers headed to the North Dakota Department of Health.
A Kansas congressman who serves on the House Agriculture Committee says more Market Facilitation Payments are on the way for producers directly impacted by illegal retaliatory tariffs resulting in the loss of traditional export markets.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he has “absolutely zero regrets” over the decision to move two research agencies’ headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City.
Perdue joined government leaders from Kansas and Missouri Friday to tour the new headquarters for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Critics say the move will harm agriculture research and make the findings less accessible to federal policymakers.