MANHATTAN — In a news release today, the Kansas Farm Bureau said it has delivered a water vision statement to Gov. Sam Brownback in response to Brownback’s call for a 50-year vision for the Ogallala Aquifer and Kansas reservoirs. The vision was developed after statewide meetings to gather grassroots Farm Bureau member input.
The vision is: “All Kansans support adjustments to preserve and enhance the quantity and quality of the waters of the state through conservation and economic means to secure our future, recognizing the value of water and taking into consideration the diverse use and availability of the resource.”
“This is a defining moment in our state’s history,” Kansas Farm Bureau President Steve Baccus said. “We must establish a water legacy that serves agriculture and future generations of Kansans. KFB members understand if we don’t help define the vision for these precious water supplies, others, who will not be friendly to rural Kansas and agriculture, will do so for us.”
Kansas Farm Bureau represents grassroots agriculture. Established in 1919, this nonprofit advocacy organization supports farm families who earn their living in a changing industry.