#FBAdvocacy in Washington D.C.

An exceptional group of Oregon Farm Bureau members are taking time away from their family farms this week to “agvocate” in Washington D.C. #FBAdvocacy

In photo from left: John Zielinski, president of Marion County Farm Bureau; Angi Bailey, OFB 2nd VP; Kara Glass of Jackson County Farm Bureau; Pete Postlewait, OFB Board member; and Peggy Browne, OFB 1st VP.

> Farmers, ranchers call on Capitol Hill to address agriculture’s needs

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2015 – Nearly 500 Farm Bureau members from across America are visiting policymakers on Capitol Hill today to discuss the most pressing issues facing agriculture.

Today’s meetings come at the conclusion of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy Conference. Farmers and ranchers representing nearly all commodities from 43 states gathered in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss top policy priorities and hone their grassroots advocacy efforts.

Farm Bureau members are meeting with their elected representatives to discuss a wide range of issues including: immigration, tax reform, international trade, the Endangered Species Act, water regulation and biotechnology.

“Congress needs to hear straight from farmers and ranchers about the issues and regulations that affect their ability to do their jobs each day,” Dale Moore, executive director of public policy for AFBF, said. “Farmers and ranchers are on the frontlines working to feed a booming global population. They are the best representatives to tell agriculture’s story and explain to policymakers how legislation can make or break the future for more than a million family farms and ranches.”