Sen. Moran Takes Questions from Farmers during Listening Tour
United States Senator Jerry Moran from Kansas made a stop at the Cherokee County farm bureau in Columbus on his state wide listening tour.
The senator fielded questions from constituents about education, economic development, and the veterans administration choice program.
Rural Kansas farmers complained that the trade war was hurting crop prices. Sen. Moran believes the farm bill will add certainty when passed. And he wants the President to conclude work on NAFTA because Canada and Mexico are among the state’s biggest buyers of Kansas agricultural and manufactured goods.
Sen. Moran added, “The end result has to be that we have an agreement with Canada and Mexico for us to earn a living in agriculture in Kansas, So trade, farm bill, also working on issues related to regulations. Trying to reduce the amount of difficulties that farmers have in complying with regulations. And trying to make certain that our community banks, our financial institutions can still loan money to farmers, that the regulators don’t take away the discretion that’s sometimes necessary to loan money to a farmer who in some circumstances may be struggling.”
Saturday evening’s stop was part of the senators 105 county listening tour.