TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said during an economic development summit held in Garden City on Sept. 28 the state should invest hundreds of millions of dollars more in its beef, pork and dairy industries to give the state a larger share of US animal agriculture production, according to The Associated Press.

Brownback, a Republican, added that reforming the state's regulatory and legal framework for the agriculture industry would attract new investment to Kansas. His administration will soon announce proposals for lowering the top rate of the state income tax,
The Topeka Capital Journalreported.

The recent expansion of dairy farms in western Kansas could be replicated by the redevelopment of poultry production in the state, Brownback said. But he added the state had to take a firm position on preservation of the Ogallala Aquifer, a key underground source for water in western Kansas.