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Farm Bureau members visit Washington D.C.
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COURTESY PHOTO Farmers and ranchers from Barton County were part of more than 100 Farm Bureau members in Kansas who visited Washington, D.C. March 15-18, for the Leaders Engaged and Acting in D.C. (LEADs) event. Pictured here is Brad Birzer with Kansas Farm Bureau President Richard Felts. County Farm Bureau leaders and their families talked to lawmakers about issues affecting farming and ranching in Kansas including the farm bill, water rights, immigration reform and the lesser prairie chicken. They also visited the New Zealand Embassy and took a tour of Mount Vernon, George Washingtons home. The trip wrapped up with a reception where Senator Jerry Moran spoke.