MANHATTAN – The farmers and ranchers of the state’s leading agriculture advocacy organization today announced their endorsement of Derek Schmidt in Kansas’ 2nd District.

The formal endorsement came from Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) political action committee, Voters Organized to Elect Farm Bureau Friends (VOTE FBF), comprised of active farmer/rancher members elected by their peers from each of KFB’s 10 geographic districts. 

The KFB VOTE FBF endorsement process began earlier this year with individual recommendations from the autonomous county Farm Bureau organizations.

“From his time in the legislature and as attorney general, Derek Schmidt has proven he’s a friend of agriculture” Joe Newland, president of KFB says. “County Farm Bureaus cited his strong support of KFB policy and his experience when recommending Derek as their next representative in Congress.”

Kansas Farm Bureau’s VOTE FBF fund was established in 1993 to elect candidates who understand agriculture and advocate on its behalf. Since its inception, endorsed candidates have won their respective elections in more than 90 percent of races. VOTE FBF is funded through voluntary contributions. To learn more about VOTE FBF, visit