KAWG President Justin Knopf statement on passing of Sen. Bob Dole

Posted December 6, 2021

The following is attributable to Kansas Association of Wheat Growers President Justin Knopf:

“Wheat farmers across Kansas are pausing to reflect and honor the life and legacy of Senator Bob Dole, a lifetime friend to Kansas wheat growers. Wheat fields planted to the variety bearing his name will carry extra significance this season as I and other farmers tend to them along their journey in producing grain to feed and nourish people. Senator Dole was an endless champion for farmers and also for those who were food insecure, and saw the potential in connecting grain from Kansas wheat fields to those here at home and around the world who were in need. He was a hero and a statesman who understood the power of commonsense solutions and compromise to get things done. Senator Dole embodied the Kansas values of hard work, kindness and humility, never forgetting where he was from and what it was to be human. May we all be inspired and learn from this Kansas son and pillar of the Greatest Generation.” 


The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is a member-governed organization representing wheat growers in planning legislation, advising government and international agencies on matters affecting wheat and providing grass-roots leadership to the U.S. wheat industry.