Jan 10 2018
WASHINGTON – After speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. this weekend, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding the convention and what’s next for the Farm Bill, trade and disaster relief.
“I appreciated the opportunity to hear from Farm Bureau members this weekend about what they hope to see in an upcoming farm bill, as well as to convey my priorities,” said Sen. Moran. “I especially want to thank American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, Kansan and Executive Director of Public Policy Dale Moore and Senior Director of Congressional Relations Mary Kay Thatcher for inviting me to attend and speak at the conference. I also want to commend President Trump for traveling to Nashville to spend time with farmers and ranchers, and I appreciate the agenda that he outlined in regard to regulatory relief, the importance of the farm bill and crop insurance and the need to expand access to rural broadband.”
“This conference reminded me that no matter where you go, farmers and ranchers have a lot in common,” continued Sen. Moran. “In addition to their economic importance to communities across Kansas and rural America, it is farmers and ranchers who provide a sense of what’s right in America, who understand the value of life, integrity and character. They set an important example not just for rural America, but for the entire United States of America. I will continue urging the administration to remain mindful of the role that agricultural trade plays in our economy to protect this way of life, and I urge AFBF attendees to convey to policymakers the importance of trade and ongoing trade agreements to jobs in rural America.”
Sen. Moran’s floor remarks can be viewed here.
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