MANHATTAN, Kan. — While at the Kansas Commodity Classic, Congressman Roger Marshall spoke with Farm Director Sara Miles about keeping people in rural Kansas.
Current immigration debate sparks questions about having a proper workforce in rural Kansas. “We have 70,000 jobs that could be dependent on a jobs that could be dependent on an agriculture guest worker visa,” says Marshall on the subject. For Marshall, this puts immigration as a top issue.
The next generation is also being pulled away from rural areas. Many rural areas lack proper internet access, which is key when it comes to keeping the next generation in Kansas.
Use the player below to hear the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio feature with Congressman Marshall.