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Published August 25, 2011, 12:00 AM

Farm bill hearing tour


Pretty Prairie-area farmer Chad Basinger, center, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., right, talk with attendees of a windshield drought tour during a quick stop to a drought stricken corn field in Reno County, Kan., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)

  • Pretty Prairie-area farmer Chad Basinger, center, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., right, talk with attendees of a windshield drought tour during a quick stop to a drought stricken corn field in Reno County, Kan., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)
  • Adrian Polansky, Kansas State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency, looks out a bus window towards what was formerly a field of corn, while on a windshield drought tour in Reno County, Kan., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)
  • Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks to bus riders prior to the start of a windshield drought tour in Reno County, Kan., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)
  • Dave Dukart, a Reno County rancher, asks a question to Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., not pictured during a windshield drought tour in Reno County on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Dukart was on the tour representing the Kansas Livestock Association. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)
  • Cassondra Basinger, center, laughs with Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., left, as she and her husband, Chad Basinger (at back), board a bus for a windshield drought tour in Reno County, Kan., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Chad Basinger, a Pretty Prairie-area farmer, guided the tour. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)
  • Pretty Prairie-area farmer Chad Basinger, right, talks with Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., during a quick stop to a drought stricken corn field during a windshield drought tour in Reno County, Kan., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)