Yoder’s new speciality: agriculture

05/01/2013 3:21 PM

05/20/2014 10:43 AM

I missed this, and maybe you did, too.

These days, Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder is seving as vice chair of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.

That’s “agriculture,” as in farm. As in there’s only a few of them in Johnson and Wyandotte counties that Yoder represents.

For the record, the 3rd District hasn’t had one of its members of Congress representing ag interests

in decades.

So if you see Yoder out in western Kansas, he’s probably out there talking farm stuff. And if you hear him suddenly talking soybeans and pigs in Lenexa, now you know why.

Yoder is a fifth-generation Kansan who, it should be noted, grew up on a small family farm.

“Agriculture issues touch every corner of our state,” Yoder said, “and I look forward to working with farmers and ranchers all across Kansas on agriculture appropriations issues that matter to them.”

There you go.

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