(TOPEKA) – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is endorsing Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., for the U.S. Senate. KLA was the first agricultural organization to endorse Dr. Marshall in his successful congressional bid in 2016 and believes he has represented the state’s farmers and ranchers exceptionally well since that time.
“Dr. Marshall is the clear choice for agriculture in this race,” said KLA President Harry Moser, a rancher from Wheaton. “Like a true leader, when he needs guidance on an issue, he seeks out and listens to Kansans directly involved in farming and ranching.”
During the development of the 2018 Farm Bill, Dr. Marshall proved to be an effective advocate for Kansas livestock producers on the House Agriculture Committee. He also provided key assistance to the Kansas livestock industry during the creation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. KLA believes Dr. Marshall will continue this tradition of leadership in the Senate and encourages the remaining GOP candidates to unite behind him.
“It is imperative that agriculture has a trusted friend and effective leader to take over the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Roberts,” said KLA Chief Executive Officer Matt Teagarden. “Realistically, this primary has become a two-person race. Therefore, it’s time for the candidates without a viable path to victory to make the hard decision and unite behind Dr. Marshall.”
KLA is a 5,600-member trade organization representing the state’s livestock business on legislative, regulatory and industry issues at both the state and federal levels. The association’s work is funded through voluntary dues dollars paid by its members.