WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., released the following statement after the passing of Hays native Harold Kraus:
“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Harold Kraus, a great Kansan, agriculture advocate and my friend. Harold was a Hays soybean farmer that recognized the potential of biodiesel early and played a significant role in advancing our nation’s biodiesel industry into what it is today. He was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board for his efforts and effective advocacy as the primary representative for the Kansas Soybean Commission for many years.
“I always enjoyed seeing Harold when he visited my D.C. office, but even more so I enjoyed seeing him in our home community of Hays. During my days in the state legislature, I was able to serve Ellis County alongside him during part of his 16 years of service as county commissioner. I have admired his devotion to Hays, Kansas and the ag community and valued his friendship for many years.
“There was no kinder couple than Harold and his wife, Virginia, and Robba and I always enjoyed their company. I’ll be thinking of Virginia and the rest of his family, especially during these difficult times when the ag community needs champions like Harold fighting for them.”
For more on Kraus' life, click HERE.