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IFU Members 'Fly-In' to Washington D.C. to Lobby Congress
Iowa Ag Connection - 09/10/2019

Iowa Farmers Union members will join a group of nearly 400 Farmers Union's family farmers and ranchers traveling to the nation's capital this week to meet face-to-face with administration officials and members of Congress.

Attendees will campaign for policies that strengthen the farm safety net, support climate smart practices and biofuels, restore competition to the agriculture economy, improve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and resolve ongoing trade disputes.

The Fly-In kicked off Monday with a briefing at the United States Department of Agriculture followed by a Capitol Hill agriculture briefing. Tuesday and Wednesday, Fly-In attendees will visit all congressional offices to meet with members of Congress and congressional staff. Attendees will deliver messages personal to them about how federal policies are impacting their farming operations, families and community.

Iowa Farmers Union is a grassroots member organization of family farmers and ranchers, advocates, and consumers committed to promoting family agriculture in Iowa. Since 1915, Iowa Farmers Union members have worked together to strengthen the independent family farm through education, legislation and cooperation and to provide Iowans with sustainable production, safe food, a clean environment and healthy communities.

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