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2019 Congressional Family Farmers Fly-In

 

October 3, 2019

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Above: Members of the National Farmers Union gather on the steps in Washington D. C. to meet with representatives and congress on farming issues. Second from right bottom, Shalane Hottel, of Pine Bluffs and second from left back row William Daugh

380 Family Farmers 'Fly-In' to Washington to Advocate Stronger Food and Agricultural Policy

WASHINGTON – After yet another year of depressed commodity prices, uncertainty in export and biofuels markets, rapid consolidation in the food and agriculture sectors, and extreme and unseasonal weather events, nearly 400 of National Farmers Union's (NFU) family farmer and rancher members will travel to Washington, D.C., next week to meet face-to-face with administration officials and members of Congress.

"In early September, most farmers are busy harvesting, planting winter crops, and attending to...



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