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Bill would boost farming in state, ag officials say

Corporate farming measure has met with some opposition

Keith Miller

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A Kansas Senate bill aimed at expanding the corporate farming opportunities in the state would bolster farming in general, say supporters of the measure known as the Kansas Agricultural Growth and Rural Investment Initiative. However, detractors of SB 191 say it would pave the way for corporate farms to overrun the state’s family farm tradition.
“Basically, what we want to do is create economic development for the state,” said Keith Miller with the Barton County Farm Bureau. The organization has come out in support of the measure, which would replace a law enacted in the 1930s and many believe ...

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