May 2, 2016

Lawrence Journal-World April 30, 2016 by Peter Hancock The Kansas House passed a bill Saturday that takes away the authority of local governments to enact a host of laws or programs that many Republicans consider interference with free market economics. Senate Bill 366 is a conference committee bill that includes provisions of …

February 23, 2016

AG Professional Colleen Sherer February 22, 2016 Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman, introduced proposed legislation last week that would set up a federal voluntary GMO labeling system, which would also pre-empt state laws that would require GMO labeling. The new bill would amend the Agricultural Marketing Act …

February 22, 2016

The Hill By Lydia Wheeler  02/20/16 Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has unveiled legislation to pre-empt states from issuing their own mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. The draft bill, which the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee will markup Thursday, requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a …