Moran says he’s not in the mix for agriculture secretary

Just elected to a second term as senator from Kansas, Republican Jerry Moran quashed reports that President-elect Donald Trump wants him to serve as agriculture secretary. Moran told KWCH-TV in Wichita that he has not been offered the position.

Pompeo, foe of GMO labels, won’t say no to Senate race

Conservative Rep. Mike Pompeo, sponsor of the House-passed bill to pre-empt state GMO label laws, is declining to say if he will run for the Senate in Kansas against fellow Republican and incumbent Jerry Moran.

Moran-Wolf clash may be Kansas Senate harbinger

Tea Party-backed Milton Wolf, the radiologist who unsuccessfully challenged Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary last year, is fueling speculation that he will try again for the Senate, this time against incumbent Jerry Moran, chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the USDA and FDA spending.

Menu-labeling rules are not clear enough, senators tell FDA

Members of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee said FDA rules on calorie labels for restaurant and take-away foods are overly broad. The rules are scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1.

Moran, overseer of USDA funds, has $1.4 mln for campaign

Kansas Republican Jerry Moran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, has $1.4 million in cash in his campaign fund, said Roll Call.

Moran is chair of Senate panel on USDA and FDA funding

Kansas Sen Jerry Moran is chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture for the next two years. "Subcommittee memberships are being determined and will be announced as soon as possible," said the Appropriations...

U.S. relaxes trade regulations with Cuba, may aid ag exports

The Obama administration relaxed trade rules with Cuba, changes that were promised when President Obama announced normalization of relations on Dec 17. The Treasury and Commerce departments published regulations in the Federal Register to facilitate trade. "These changes will immediately enable the American people to provide more resources to empower the Cuban population to become less dependent upon the state-driven economy, and help facilitate our growing relationship with the Cuban people," said the White House.