Rep. Marshall joins Sec. Perdue in Kansas City
Kansas City - Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., joined USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, and U.S. Senator Roy Blunt in Kansas City for a tour and press conference at the new home of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Economic Research Service (ERS). Congressman Marshall issued a statement following the event:
“There is no better place in America for the USDA’s new agriculture research headquarters to be located than in the Kansas City region. Known as the Animal Health Corridor, the innovation hub stretching from Manhattan to Columbia already has the highest concentration of animal health and nutrition companies on the planet. With the NBAF facility located in nearby Manhattan and all of the other agriculture focused industries and experts nearby, the region will be soon come to be known as the Agriculture Research Corridor” said Dr. Marshall. “The relocation of ERS and NIFA will build on the region’s competitive advantage in agriculture and will make hundreds of good-paying jobs available to Kansans, which will in turn grow the Kansas economy. This relocation is only possible thanks to the efforts of President Trump and Secretary Perdue, who continue to deliver on their promise to prioritize American agriculture and revitalize the heartland.”
There is already a ground swell of interest in jobs which will be relocated to the region, with 300 people recently attending a career fair at Kansas State University’s Olathe campus, hosted by ERS and NIFA.