Local farmers react to Senator Roberts announcement to retire


Ben Marple is a soybean and corn farmer.

He says that because of Roberts’ work he’s done in the world of agriculture, his family has been able to work as farmers.
Roberts just helped pass a bipartisan farm bill.
He’s also worked to help with trade overseas and helped with competition.

“He’s done a lot of good for the farmers and I would be excited to personally explain to him what all he’s done to help my operation cause our family is farming with us now and how it’s grown,” said Marple.

He says the the most important things Roberts has done is the freedom to farm, and the farm bill which includes crop insurance.

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