Source: CHS Inc.

The two Kansas farmer-directors of cooperative CHS Inc., are urging Congress to preserve U.S. agriculture's strong position in the world economy by maintaining a level trade, infrastructure and business playing field.

"Agriculture remains one of the strongest sectors of the U.S. economy, but without action and investment, we risk losing our competitive advantage to other nations," said Steve Riegel of Ford, Kan., and C.J. Blew of Hutchinson, Kan. "Congress must act swiftly to ensure that we have the free trade agreements, funding to preserve our inland waterways and the tax and business laws that keep American farmers in the game."

The 17-member CHS Board, which represents 1,000 member-owned cooperatives and 350,000 farmers and ranchers nationwide, spent March 28-31 on Capitol Hill, sharing their positions with nearly 100 members of Congress. 

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