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Governor Brownback to host animal agriculture summit

August 30, 2011


— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has scheduled a summit meeting later this month on the economy and animal agriculture.

The daylong meeting will be held Sept. 28 in Garden City. It's one in a series of gatherings Brownback is holding on expanding the Kansas economy.

The summit will focus on helping Kansas retain existing farms and ranches and help them expand while attracting more from out of state.

Topics on the agenda include the state's advantages and disadvantages for business, food safety, animal health and animal welfare.


Paul R Getto 6 years, 9 months ago

One of those wonderful ambiguities in English. Is the summit FOR the animals or ABOUT the animals? If it's for the animals, maybe he's going to put them two-by-two on the new ark Muscular Sam is building.

notanota 6 years, 9 months ago

Are they going to discuss the stuff fed from the labor of underpaid farmers under Mansanto's thumb (thanks to patented GMO corn)? The stuff that's then slaughtered at a processing plant mainly staffed by underpaid immigrants working under dangerous conditions? Oh wait, I'm not supposed to be an informed consumer when I buy the items at Checkers they specifically label as having been grass-fed and locally raised. You're right. Meat just magically appears, and Lawrence puts no thought into the process at all.

It's not the discussion. It's who's talking about it. Let me guess. The solutions will be to deregulate, cut taxes, and stop those evil wind farmers.

Kontum1972 6 years, 9 months ago

what kind of beaver are you talking about...?

verity 6 years, 9 months ago

I very sincerely hope that this is a positive move on the governor's part and that something positive will come from it.

Jan Rolls 6 years, 9 months ago

It's a photo op to act like he is doing something to put on his campaign literature. How can kansas help because according to sam the sham the state is broke. That's why he is cutting service to human beings while saving the animals.

somedude20 6 years, 9 months ago

This makes perfect sense. Old Buttback went after the weak, old, poor, women, young and now the only thing left are animals.

blindrabbit 6 years, 9 months ago

Smilin Sam from Brownbackistan ( a place formerly known as Kansas) has asked Dubya to give the opening remarks at this Ag. conference by reading from his favorite farm story "My Pet Goat". Since the Dems. already have the mule as their logo, Sam will no-doubt present the Jackass Award to the former Prez., "saying it takes one to know one".

overthemoon 6 years, 9 months ago

I wonder if he'll discuss how incredibly inefficient cattle farming is and how many more people could be fed with vegetable crops instead of antibiotic and steroid pumped cows. Or maybe he'll suggest breaking the big herds down to manageable size and providing local consumers with organically grown meats. Ya think?

cowboy 6 years, 9 months ago

Are they holding this summit in a feedyard where Sam would feel right at home on a humongous pile of steer doo.

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