Kansas Farm Bureau commends U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s selection of the Kansas City area as the new location for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

“This is great news for the farmers and ranchers of Kansas and their counterparts in Missouri,” KFB President Rich Felts says. “The Kansas City area’s central location and proximity to land-grant universities makes it a natural fit for the USDA. The move also ensures Kansas will remain at the forefront of agricultural research well into the future.”