Members of Florida Farm Bureau will travel to Washington, D.C. tomorrow for the annual Florida Farm Bureau Field to the Hill fly-in event. Members travel to the nation’s capitol to advocate for crucial agricultural issues. During this year’s trip, the main issues members will focus on are agricultural labor reform, the farm bill and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations.
Florida Farm Bureau members make this trip every year. During their time in D.C., they will meet with members of the Florida Congressional delegation to discuss the issues at hand. Attendees will also attend a Congressional training session at the American Farm Bureau Federation and a Taste of Florida Agriculture legislative reception with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the National Press Club.
The three issues being discussed this year are vital ones to Florida’s agricultural industry, and there is no better person to communicate the importance of these issues than the farmers themselves.
AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor will be along for the ride in Washington, D.C. this week, so stay tuned for more reports online and on the Southeast AgNet Radio Network.