The top priority for National Farmers Union members next week will be to try and convince Congress to pass a new farm bill. Vice President for Government Relations Chandler Goule says they’ll have their largest group ever in the nation’s capital for their annual Fly In and will be carrying their message to lawmakers on the hill.
Goule says it’s a great time for their members to be in Washington DC as Congress returns from its August recess. He says the challenge will be to convince them to get the job done before time runs out September 30 when the current farm legislation expires.
He says other priority measures Farmers Union members will be lobbying on include the immigration and nutrition bills and defending the renewable fuel standard. The Fly in runs September 9 through the 11.