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Reflections on Kansas Senator Pat Roberts' Retirement and the Farm Bill

 Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, seen here speaking in 2014, said Friday in Manhattan that he will not run for re-election in 2020.  (Photo by Stephen Koranda / Kansas Public Radio)

A federal lawmaker who’s been a key player in farm bill negotiations for decades says he’s hanging it up come 2020. Harvest Public Media’s Erica Hunzinger has more on Senator Pat Roberts’ decision.

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He spent 16 years in the U.S. House and 22 years in the Senate, but this term will be the last for Republican Senator Pat Roberts. Nomin Ujiyediin (no-MEEN OO-jee-yed-EEN), of the Kansas News Service, reports that the senior senator from Kansas will not be running for re-election in 2020. Roberts made the announcement Friday in Manhattan.

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