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Grain Ballots

The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced that ballots to elect commissioners to the state’s five grain commodity commissions – corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat – have been mailed to registered voters in districts One, Two and Three in the western third of the state.  Candidates for the Kansas Corn Commission includes in District One – Brian Baalman from Sheridan County.  He is the past president of the Kansas Corn Growers Association and current Kansas Corn commissioner.  no Candidates filed for the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to they will be appointed.  for the Kansas Soybean Commission District One, Two, and Three – Kurt Maurath is from Logan County. He has served on the Soybean Commission for the past 8 years, representing the western third of the state. no Candidates filed for the Kansas Sunflower Commission and they will be appointed.  for the Kansas Wheat Commission District One – Brian Linin is from Sherman County. He currently serves on the Kansas Wheat Commission and is the CFO for Frontier Ag, Inc. Eligible voters who registered before December 31, 2011, or who voted in the 2009 commission election will receive a ballot. Votes must be cast or postmarked by March 1. Commissioners serve three-year terms.