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KFB Statement on U.S. Agriculture Secretary nomination

Contact:
Warren Parker
785-587-6195
parkerw@kfb.org

January 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Manhattan -The nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture is welcome news as the U.S. Department of Agriculture is critical to the nation’s farmers and ranchers. 

There are many hurdles ahead for agriculture, including tough economic challenges farmers and ranchers face due to years of ongoing low prices, tightening lending conditions, and extraordinary regulatory overreach.  As Congress begins to debate a new farm bill, it is important to understand the current market and regulatory environment and shepherd policy and regulation that benefits modern day, production agriculture. 

We look forward to the confirmation hearings and the leadership of Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts as these present and future challenges are addressed.

Rich Felts
Kansas Farm Bureau President