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Ag Week

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed THIS WEEK as Kansas Agriculture Week in order to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by Kansas agriculture.  Kansas produces nearly $4.9 billion in agriculture exports a year. Kansas farmers provide food for Americans and people in 102 different countries around the world. At 28.2 million acres, Kansas has the second-most cropland of any state, and the most cropland of any state by percentage.  In addition to the proclamation, a variety of activities are being sponsored by various agriculture groups and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to commemorate the week. These activities include a Statehouse food drive, a social media campaign, agriculture-related announcements in schools and an awards ceremony for winners of a Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom postcard contest.