Derek and I were honored to welcome Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican representing the state’s 3rd Congressional district, this past weekend. The Congressman is on the appropriations committee and is therefore responsible for funding the farm bill crafted by the agriculture committee.
Yoder grew up on a farm in Reno County, Kan., but spent two days reconnecting with farmers and ranchers across the state in an effort to learn more about agriculture and how he can best serve the state.
Thinking he would want to talk policy, Derek and I had our facts and figures ready. But the Congressman wanted to know how we operated our farm and livestock and how some of Washington’s decisions and policies (ex. the health insurance mandate) will affect our farm and all of rural America.
It was great to meet and speak with the Congressman and I know that we have yet another advocate in Washington.