Governor Kelly Urges Congress to Support Rural Kansans and Agriculture Industry in Upcoming Farm Bill: Here’s What They’re Saying

KEY QUOTE: “Considering our farmers and ranchers feed – and fuel – the world, there is no state more invested in the Farm Bill than Kansas. It is imperative that the next Farm Bill make the investments in our rural communities to set Kansas farmers, ranchers, and producers up for success for generations to come.”
-Governor Laura Kelly

Governor Kelly’s letter can be found here

Here’s what they’re saying:

“Governor Kelly understands the significant economic impact the agricultural net farm income has on our state’s economic vitality and how inclement weather and poor growing conditions can make or break many farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. I appreciate her acknowledgement that a robust crop insurance program, as governed by the farm bill, is absolutely essential for our state’s agricultural industry.”
-Secretary of  Mike Beam, Kansas Department of Agriculture

“Governor Kelly’s letter on the Farm Bill raises important points about the need to ‘knock down barriers’ for the next generation of farmers and ranchers to build resilient and sustainable food and farming systems while ensuring access to healthy foods for all in Kansas. Likewise, she highlights the critical issue facing agriculture and rural communities of finding solutions to mitigate the impacts of changing weather and climate conditions.  We appreciate Governor Kelly’s highlighting the importance of these issues for Kansans and calling on Congress to support a brighter future for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in Kansas.”
-Tom Buller, Executive Director, Kansas Rural Center

“We appreciate Governor Kelly’s focus on the food security of Kansans and the nation in advocating for a strong Farm Bill. A robust farm bill that supports farmers and families is vital to the health of our food system and of our communities, both urban and rural.”
-Stephen Davis, President and CEO of Harvesters—The Community Food Network

“The 2023 Farm Bill is extremely important for Kansas farmers and our communities, helping to ensure Kansas continues to be the breadbasket of the world. In addition to supporting farmers and ranchers, the Farm Bill includes critical funding for food policies and programs, including SNAP food assistance. Ending hunger is possible when we work together. We urge Congress to use the Farm Bill to strengthen our communities and improve access to anti-hunger programs.”
-Jami Reever, Executive Director, Kansas Appleseed