Kanza Provides Verbal Testimony in Topeka on Water Issues

Kanza COO Nicholas Krehbiel testifying in Topeka about water issues on Monday.

Nicholas Krehbiel, Chief Operations Officer of Kanza Cooperative Association, provided testimony during the Kansas Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee hearing on and adoption of SCR1614–a bill aimed to support Kansas farmers in the Rattlesnake Creek sub basin in their ongoing effort to protect their water rights and livelihood through a collaborative solution to the region’s water impairment issue.

“I think it’s important for us to remain engaged with our leadership on this issue,” said Krehbiel. “The events of last fall may have brought some time to come to an understanding, but an agreement has yet to be reached. As such, there remains a need for us to educate various interested parties and do what we can to support Kanza’s membership.”

In addition to Kanza, Kansas Grain and Feed Association/Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association also provided verbal testimony and other concerned organizations such as Water PACK and Kansas Corn Growers also provided written testimony in favor of the resolution.

Resolution text can be viewed at: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2019_20/measures/documents/scr1614_00_0000.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0x_e2BV6DT1BO0aIKiAsVC-WGwxswNkCrRVkO6ZwPjEept7B-0uzgKDCk