The following statement is attributable to Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts:

“Kansas, and the world, has lost a giant. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sen. Bob Dole, one of Kansas’ favored sons, a war hero and statesman whose influence spanned farms to foreign affairs. Sen. Dole was an exemplary public servant who successfully balanced principle with pragmatism to represent the interests of Kansans and the country. We offer our deepest condolences to Elizabeth and family.”