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Sen. Moran Shares Vision for Protecting Production Agriculture

Participated in Upson Lecture Series at Kansas Farm Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) delivered remarks in Manhattan on Thursday, April 28, 2011, about the vital importance of agriculture to Kansas, the country and the world as part of the Upson Lecture Series.   

“Our livelihood depends on agriculture – which feeds us, clothes us, and puts the roof above our heads,” Sen. Moran said. “As a U.S. Senator from a farm state, I often find myself educating my colleagues and other officials in Washington, D.C., about the importance of implementing policies that support this critical industry. This includes stopping harmful federal overregulation – including from the EPA – which is threatening the future of agriculture and our global competitiveness.”

The Upson Lecture Series is named after Dr. Dan Upson – a distinguished retired professor of Veterinary Medicine at K-State. The lecture series is hosted by a student-led organization at K-State, called “Food for Thought,” whose mission is to share agriculture’s story by educating consumers about the origins of the food and goods they enjoy each day. They pursue this through a variety of avenues, including the Upson Lecture Series, an educational farm tour program called Farm Tour Fridays, and by answering consumer questions at the grocery store with a program called Farm Fax.

Click here for a photo of Sen. Moran with members of Food for Thought. Pictured with Senator Moran from left to right: Barrett Smith, Tawnya Roenbaugh, Abby Jones, Brooks Butler, Brandon Harder, Chelsea Good, DJ Rezac, Kiley Stinson, Dr. Dan Upson, Clem Neely, Kyla Clawson, Miles Theurer, Tera Rooney and Dan Thomson.