Alabama Farmers Federation members anticipate finding a more favorable regulatory climate under President Donald Trump’s administration when they attend the biennial Washington Legislative Conference March 7-10.
The Federation’s Mitt Walker said farmers are hopeful Trump and the 115th Congress will promote policies favorable to agricultural and rural communities, and he anticipates regulatory reform and the farm bill will be main topics of conversation during the conference.
“Our farmers plan to discuss a number of issues with legislators and agency officials while we’re in Washington,” said Walker, Federation National Legislative Programs director. “They’re especially interested in hearing from U.S. Rep Mike Conaway (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, during the opening breakfast.”
The conference will include a visit to the British Embassy for attendees. For the first time, the event will feature a moonlight tour of major D.C. monuments following the barbecue reception on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 8.
Farmers will attend breakfasts with Alabama’s congressional delegation, and participate in meetings with key agency officials.
As the Trump administration continues to take form, Walker said he expects exciting announcements about other conference speakers and events. View the agenda and register online here.
Registration deadline is Feb. 9.
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