US agriculture secretary headlines Farmers Union convention

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be headlining the National Farmers Union convention meeting in Wichita.

Kansas is hosting the group’s national conventional for the first time since 1946. The four-day event begins Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita. Its theme is “Driving the Future of Agriculture.”

Vilsack will be speaking Monday to the group. He will be joined later that day by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. They will be addressing agricultural and environmental issues.

Convention breakout sessions include farm safety, weather patterns, perennial grain crops, among other topics.

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