WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, met with United States Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about priorities for the 114th Congress.
“The Secretary and I discussed a number of key issues, including the importance of agriculture research, and agreed to work together to encourage innovation and the development of new technologies that will benefit rural areas of our country,” Sen. Moran said. “We also discussed implementation of the Farm Bill as well as initiatives and ways to operate USDA in a more cost-effective manner so the Department is efficiently using taxpayer dollars. I look forward to working with Secretary Vilsack on issues affecting rural America.”
Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Moran served for 14 years on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee including as chairman of the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Throughout his time in Congress, he has been a leading advocate for protecting and preserving the special way of life Kansans enjoy. Sen. Moran continues the fight to make certain farming and ranching families have the opportunity to earn a living and pass on their agricultural heritage to the next generation of producers, all while working to eliminate wasteful spending.