Local Farmers Head to Capitol Hill

May 3, 2018

Florida farmers, ranchers and small business owners will speak up for agriculture when they visit with the Florida Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., May 8-10 during the annual Field to the Hill fly-in event.

More than 80 county Farm Bureau leaders from across the Sunshine State will travel to the nation’s capital to discuss various federal policies that affect agriculture and rural land. Topics of interest include the 2018 farm bill, the North American Free Trade Agreement and agricultural labor reform.

“I appreciate the dedication and willingness of our farm families who take time away from their farms and ranches to join us in Washington,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “Face-to-face meetings with lawmakers give our members an opportunity to share how national policy issues impact agriculture at the local level.”

Along with Capitol Hill meetings, Florida members will attend a Congressional training session at the American Farm Bureau Federation and a Taste of Florida Agriculture legislative reception with UF/IFAS at the National Press Club.