KANSAS STATE COUNCIL 

MIKE MCCLELLAN, VICE CHAIRMAN
KANSAS WHEAT COMMISSION

MARK NELSON, DIRECTOR OF COMMODITIES
KANSAS FARM BUREAU

AARON POPELKA, VP OF LEGAL AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
KANSAS LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION

IVRY KARAMITROS, DIRECTOR
WORLD TRADE CENTER KANSAS CITY

DAVID SCHEMM, VICE PRESIDENT
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS

BOB TIMMONS
KANSAS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

TERRY VINDUSKa
KANSAS CORN COMMISSION

Ken Wood, Vice President
Kansas Association of Wheat Growers

Chris Gutierrez, President
KC SmartPort

Jay Armstrong, Past Chairman
Kansas Wheat Commission

Pat Damman
Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association

Kevin Ekstrand, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Scarbrough International

Lucas Heinen, Vice President
Kansas Soybean Association

Dennis Hupe, Director of Field Services
Kansas Soybean Commission

Brian Linin, Chairman
Kansas Wheat Commission

Mike Jordan, President
Kansas Association of Wheat Growers

Leslie Kaufman, President/CEO
Kansas Cooperative Council

DOUG KEESLING, CO-CHAIR
USACC STATE SUPPORT COMMITTEE


Kansas' STATE CHAMPIONS

Sen. Moran Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Expand Ag Exports to Cuba

“This bipartisan legislation, which would allow for the private financing of ag exports to Cuba, represents an important step forward in our work to open Cuban markets for Kansas farmers and ranchers,” said Sen. Moran. “With low commodity prices and an ongoing trade war, our producers can only benefit from increased market access.”

Prensa Latina: Visit Highlights Interest in Strengthening Cuba-Kansas Links (Muestran interés en desarrollar nexos con Cuba en Kansas, EE.UU.)

Governor Laura Kelly, Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers, and Commerce Secretary David Toland visited with Cuban officials to discuss trade opportunities. The Engage Cuba Kansas State Council was established in 2016 to bring together local business, agriculture, and political leaders in favor of changing U.S. policy toward Cuba.

The Hill: Opinion: American Farmers Need the Cuban Market

National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service: Kansas Representative Exploring Ways to Trade with Cuba

Kansas Agland: Working to Break Down Barriers in Cuba

Fox News Latino: Kansas hoping relations with Cuba opens up opportunities to export wheat

The Washington Times: Kansas farmer working to break down barriers in Cuba

The Kansas City Star: Missouri, Kansas groups to urge business with Cuba

The High Plains Journal: Engage Cuba and Kansas farmers launch state council

High Plains Journal: US Agriculture coalition sponsors conference in Cuba

High Plains Journal: Kansas Soybean Association joins over 60 groups to support farm bill Cuba provision

WallacesFarmer: Trade, tariffs top Kansas farmers' 2018 Farm Bill concerns

Salina Post: Moran visits with local constituents

The Wichita Eagle: Op-Ed: Opening trade helps Cuba, Kansas

Butler County Times-Gazette: Cuban Millers Meet Kansas Farmers

The Washington Times: Kansas ag groups push for lifting of trade embargo with Cuba

Kansas Wheat: Wheat farmer, ag leaders share desire to open up trade with Cuba

Wichita Business Journal: From Kansas to Cuba

The Topeka Capital-Journal: Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas agriculture secretary call for Cuba trade expansion

NBC Local: Trade with Cuba, opportunity for Kansas Wheat

Senator Jerry Moran (R)

Senator Jerry Moran (R)

Representative Roger Marshall (R-KS-1)

Representative Roger Marshall (R-KS-1)