- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been appointed to a committee established by the national group for state attorneys general to study legal issues surrounding agriculture.

Schmidt’s office said his membership was confirmed Tuesday for the new National Association of Attorneys General panel.

The Republican attorney general is a former chairman of the Kansas Senate Agriculture Committee and served in the Senate for 10 years before being elected to the statewide office in 2010.

Schmidt is the national association’s vice chairman. He’s also served as its Midwest regional chairman, co-chairman of its consumer protection committee and co-chairman of a committee on combatting human trafficking.

The national association’s Agricultural Committee is led by Democrat Tom Miller of Iowa and Republican Leslie Rutledge of Arkansas.

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