Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall Visits Oklahoma National Stockyards in OKCMon, 30 Sep 2019 18:45:13 CDT
Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall of the Big First District of that state came to the Kansas State-Oklahoma State football game in Stillwater over the weekend- and then stayed in Oklahoma into the first of the week where he toured the Oklahoma National Stockyards on sale day Monday- talking with cattle producers at the final sale in September. He complemented the leadership at the Stockyards as saying it was the cleanest stockyard facility he had ever seen- and was impressed with the smooth operation on a very busy sale day.
While at the Stockyards, he sat down with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays to talk about farm and ranch issues, as well as offering his desire to run for the US Senate Seat in Kansas that will vacated in 2020 with the retirement of Senator Pat Roberts at the end of his current term.
Dr. Marshall talked about the 2018 Farm Law, saying that the legislation has many positive aspects for the farm community, including the farm safety net which he hopes will keep his farmers in busy as they struggle with low farm prices. Dr. Marshall is pleased that the Trump Administration has offered trade mitigation help again here in recent weeks- and remains hopeful that the trade dispute with China can be resolved sooner rather than later.
He also praised President Trump for signing an agreement with Japan this past week in New York City- the Congressman was invited to participate in that event by the White House. He also is hopeful that enough pressure can be brought to bear on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to force a vote for the USMCA this fall.
Marshall's district includes Finney County, the home of the Tyson Beef Plant that was damaged by fire in early August. He confirmed that he is staying in close touch with the Tyson officials involved- and believes that by around the first of the year that the plant may be ready to come back on line. Marshall says the damage was confined to one room in the plant- and that work has been moving forward in getting the huge plant back on line.
You can hear all of the comments from Congressman Marshall as he talked with Ron Hays at the Oklahoma National Stockyards on Monday by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
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