Farm Bureau Hosting Advocacy Conference This Week

Podcast / Newsline Feb 28th, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation is hosting its annual Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., this week. Micheal Clements has more.

Clements: AFBF’s 2017 Advocacy Conference this week offers a full schedule of learning and networking. AFBF director of grassroots programs Jordan Craig says the agenda includes many opportunities for Farm Bureau members to learn more about current issues.

Craig: The conference is jam-packed with advocacy and outlook sessions, issue briefings on Farm Bureau’s top priority issues for 2017, as well as speakers helping our members better share their story so they can advocate on Capitol Hill.

Clements: The event features in-depth training sessions, a trip to Capitol Hill and a reception for attendees and new members of Congress. Craig says the conference aims to help attendees become better advocates for agriculture.

Craig: We hope that they are able to gain better skills to be an advocate 365 days a year as well as better information on Farm Bureau’s top priorities for the year.

Clements: More than 500 Farm Bureau members attending the conference will be advocating on Capitol Hill Wednesday, talking with lawmakers about AFBF’s top issues for the year.

Craig: Our four top priority issues for 2017 are farm policy, immigration reform, regulatory reform and tax reform. We’ll get into the weeds with those issues and better inform our members of what we hope to happen with these issues and how they can help us accomplish our goals of getting legislation passed.

Clements: Micheal Clements, Washington.

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