Local Farmers Head to Capitol Hill

May 11, 2015

Area farmers and ranchers will speak up for their livelihoods when they visit with the Florida Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. this week.

The May 13-15 visit is part of Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Field to the Hill annual trip to the nation’s capital. More than 80 Farm Bureau members from across the Sunshine State will discuss various federal policies that affect agricultural producers. The visit will include a series of informal talks on the expansion of foreign trade opportunities, burdensome tax issues and immigration reform.

The Field to the Hill trip will consist of Capitol Hill meetings, a Congressional training session at the American Farm Bureau headquarters, a briefing by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and a visit to the Canadian Embassy.  Participants will also greet members of Congress and their aides during a reception planned for May 14 at the Reserve Officers Association.