***From KGFA ad KARA Release***

Topeka, KS - The Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) and the Kanas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) have enthusiastically endorsed Senator Pat Roberts for reelection to the United States Senate.

Tom Tunnell, President and CEO of both KGFA and KARA, cites a multitude of reasons for the endorsement, “Senator Pat Roberts has shown unwavering leadership and support for Kansas Agribusiness and the state as a whole.”

“He has been a champion for agribusiness as the ever-increasing regulatory burdens from Washington stifle Kansans’ ability to feed the world. For example, the Senator has taken the lead on several issues, including halting the EPA's takeover of streams and farm ponds, and helping producers fight the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as an endangered species that would result in considerable economic hardship.”

“His efforts to bring the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) to Manhattan will make Kansas be on the cutting edge of scientific research. The project has created over 1,000 construction jobs, will create over 300 permanent positions, and will bring a $3.5 billion injection into the Kansas economy over the next 20 years.”

“With Senator Roberts as your choice in November, you get a straight shooter, a proven track record, and a man of integrity. No one else on the Senate ballot has those credentials.”

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The Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) is a voluntary state association with a membership encompassing the entire spectrum of the grain receiving, storage, processing and shipping industry in the state of Kansas. KGFA’s membership includes over 950 Kansas business locations and represents nearly 99% of the commercially licensed grain storage in the state.

The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association’s (KARA) membership includes over 700 agribusiness firms that are primarily retail facilities which supply fertilizers, crop protection chemicals, seed, petroleum products and agronomic expertise to Kansas farmers. KARA’s membership base also includes ag-chemical and equipment manufacturing firms, distribution firms and various other businesses associated with the retail crop production industry.