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AG Schmidt to conduct agriculture tour in Western Kansas

Release Date: Mar 29, 2016

TOPEKA – (March 29, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will visit six Western Kansas counties next week as part of an agricultural industry listening tour he plans to conduct throughout the state this spring.

“Agriculture is our state’s largest industry,” Schmidt said, “and it is important to hear from Kansas producers about the legal and regulatory issues they are facing. I look forward to visiting with farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses throughout the state in the coming weeks.”

Schmidt serves as a member of the agriculture committee for the National Association of Attorneys General. During his time as attorney general, Schmidt has worked to protect Kansas agriculture by fighting against harmful federal regulations, including water regulations and labor rules. As a former member of the Kansas Senate, Schmidt previously served as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

In addition to the agriculture tour, Schmidt’s office is hosting two training sessions on open government next week in Oakley and Cimarron. More information on those events is available at http://1.usa.gov/1VS3Dpc.

Schmidt’s schedule is as follows: (Times listed are Central Daylight Time, unless otherwise noted.)

Tuesday, April 5

11:30 a.m.

Trego County – Visit Frontier Ag, Inc., WaKeeney





2 p.m.

Open Government Training – Oakley





3:30 p.m. MDT

Wallace County – Visit Arrow S Farms, Sharon Springs





5:30 p.m. MDT

Greeley County – Visit Mangan Family Farm, Tribune




Wednesday, April 6

8 a.m.

Lane County – Visit ENS Cattle, Dighton





10 a.m.

Open Government Training – Cimarron
(Note: Training session begins at 9 a.m. AG Schmidt will join the training and make remarks at about 10 a.m.)





1:30 p.m.

Hodgeman County – Visit Horse Thief Reservoir, Jetmore





3:30 p.m.

Ford County – Visit Alliance Ag and Grain, Spearville


Members of the media interested in more details for these events should contact Schmidt’s office at (785) 296-6115 or media@ag.ks.gov.

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