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Governor Outlines Plan to Boost Animal Agriculture in Kansas

KSCB News - September 30, 2011 5:51 am

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback says he wants to define a

strategy for boosting the state’s share of U.S. animal agriculture


Brownback said during an economic development summit in Garden

City on Wednesday that he wants investment in the state’s beef,

dairy and pork industries to grow by hundreds of millions of


The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that (

Brownback also said that reforming the state’s regulatory and legal

framework for the agriculture industry could attract new investment

to Kansas.

Brownback, a Republican, also said recent expansion of dairy

farms in western Kansas could be replicated by redevelopment of

poultry production in the state. He says his administration would

soon be announcing proposals for lowering the top rate of the state

income tax.


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