ICYMI: Senator Marshall Joins KWBW to discuss the Fentanyl Crisis Across Kansas, the 2023 Farm Bill and New Legislation to protect Our Farmers and Ranchers from California Regulators
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. joined KWBW’s Morning Show to discuss the fentanyl crisis and Senator Marshall’s Cooper Davis Act, the importance of the 2023 Farm Bill to Kansas farmers, ranchers, and producers, and the EATS Act, legislation by Senator Marshall that prohibits outside states like California from creating laws for Agriculture in Kansas.
You may click HERE or on the image above to listen to Senator Marshall’s full interview.
Highlights from Senator Marshall’s interview include:
On the fentanyl crisis and Cooper Davis Act:
“Most every day we lose somebody from fentanyl poisoning. Everyday in the state of Kansas we’re using Narcan 10 to 15 times. As little as one pill can kill, actually one half of one pill.
“Cooper Davis was a wonderful young man with a bright future and didn’t have any addiction problems. But he and his friends ordered two Percocet tablets online. Cooper took one half of a Percocet tablet and died.”
On Senator Marshall’s EATs Act:
“The state of California wants to tell Kansas farmers how to grow pigs. And we’re not going to let them do that. We feel it’s a violation of state rights, interstate commerce issues. So today, California wants us to tell us how to grow hogs. Next will be chickens and cattle. And eventually they’re going to tell us how to build airplanes and how to build cars as well. We think it’d be very stifling to the economy. Listen, our farmers and ranchers have so much respect for our own livestock.”
On the 2023 Farm Bill:
“The big reason that Americans pay a fraction of what other countries do for groceries is because of a Farm Bill. A Farm Bill helps subsidize crop insurance which allows a farmer to plant next year’s crops. Without that we would have huge shortages of different types of food.”
“90% of a Farm Bill goes towards food programs. Think about WIC, think about school lunches, the Meals on Wheels programs, the senior centers, all those types of places where you see government subsidized food programs that’s in place… So we want to get it right.”
On the crisis at our southern border:
“As you and I know, 90% of human trafficking is coming through our southern border.”
“When I was there this spring, the day before, the border patrol officers caught 10,000 illegal migrants, but 3,000 got away. Those 3,000 gotaways are where human trafficking is, and where fentanyl is coming across.”
“We’re not doing enough. It all comes down to securing the border. The cartel is alive and well in Kansas, they have at least three major camps set up in the state of Kansas.”