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Women Involved in Farm Economics members meet in Washington, D.C.

Women Involved in Farm Economics members from across the nation recently met in Washington, D.C., for their annual Legislative Affairs Conference. Members visited over 75 offices of their congressional delegations, relating their concerns on the farm bill, food security and safety, Equal Access to Justice Act, energy and homeland security. National WIFE President Ruth Laribee of Lowville, N.Y., commented, “Our WIFE members were well received on Capitol Hill.”

While in D.C., WIFE celebrated National Agriculture Day on March 19 and was recognized at the “Mix and Mingle” luncheon hosted by the Agriculture Council of America.

Members of the group were briefed by both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees, USDA, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, American Sugar Alliance and the National Association of Broadcasters.

Laribee also stated “A comprehensive farm bill needs to be passed so there is less uncertainty for those involved in production agriculture.”

While in D.C. WIFE hosted a reception recognizing David, Joan and Billy Senter of KSC Strategies as Honorary Members of WIFE.

Women Involved in Farm Economics is a grassroots organization committed to improving profitability in production agriculture through educational, legislative, communicative and cooperative efforts.

Date: 4/15/2013



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