Saturday, November 25, 2017

Alabama Farmers Federation representatives take part in AFBF Advocacy Conference

Three representatives from the Alabama Farmers Federation (AFF) recently attended the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., where they served on advisory committees on issues impacting the industry on a national scale.

“It’s valuable to sit across the table with fellow Farm Bureau members and discuss issues relating to technology, the environment and labor,” Brandon Moore, a grain farmer from Alabama’s Madison County, said. “We discussed these and other topics in detail with our counterparts from around the country. Those discussions help influence policy at the state and national levels.”

Moore was joined in Washington, D.C. by Bill Cook, a greenhouse and nursery producer from Montgomery County, and Rick Jones, a forester and landowner from Covington County. In addition to contributing to the advisory committees, the AFF representatives also learned about the issues Congress is currently working on.

“The grassroots members of Farm Bureau develop our policy, and then it is the grassroots members who engage with lawmakers to implement those policies,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. “Nothing less than our nation’s security — our ability to feed ourselves — depends on our success. That success is rooted in our willingness, all of us, to get outside the fence rows of our farms and ranches and make our unified voice heard.”

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