TOPEKA – (July 7, 2015) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been appointed to a new committee of attorneys general to study legal issues surrounding agriculture.
The National Association of Attorneys General today confirmed the organization’s committee appointments for the 2015-2016 year, which included the formation of a new committee on agriculture. Schmidt was appointed to serve on this committee. He was also reappointed to serve as a member of the human trafficking and consumer protection committees.
“Agriculture is our state’s largest industry,” Schmidt said. “Complex legal issues affect the industry, and I am pleased that a committee of attorneys general has been formed to help states stay abreast of these issues.”
Last month, Schmidt was elected vice president of the national association.
During his time as attorney general, Schmidt has worked to protect Kansas agriculture by fighting against harmful federal regulations, including water regulations and labor rules. As a former member of the Kansas Senate, Schmidt previously served as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.