Washington Legislative Seminar will
update farmers on national issues and allow you to explore the
This event provides an opportunity for you to:
Overreaching federal regulations like the Waters of the U.S. rule and the Worker Protection Standards don’t happen overnight. The entire process of rule-making, scientific review, funding, and agency deference in court cases needs to be reformed to ensure regulations are fair and scientifically valid. We will work with Congress in 2017 to develop bipartisan legislation to update and reform the regulatory process. Meet with Washington, D.C. regulatory experts to share ideas and hear the latest developments.
U.S. agriculture faces an annual worker shortage, as most citizens are unwilling to engage in rigorous farm activities and current guest worker programs are unable to respond to the marketplace. This situation makes Michigan farms less competitive with foreign farmers and less reliable for consumers. Securing a reliable and competent workforce is essential to agriculture and the U.S. economy. Interact with Beltway experts, discuss this issue with elected officials and learn what we could experience with a new session of Congress and new presidential administration.
The 2014 Farm Bill expires in less than two years and work on a new policy will begin in 2017. While many programs will likely remain the same, we know programs such as the dairy Margin Protection Program and Agricultural Risk Coverage commodity program may need modifications. We also anticipate debates on funding levels and attempts to split farm and nutrition programs. Meet with AFBF staff, D.C. experts, and Congressional staff that will be instrumental in writing the next Farm Bill.
March 14-16, 2017
Holiday Inn Capitol
Contact: Melissa Palma, 517-323-6740
Contact your county Farm Bureau today and tell them you're interested in attending Washington Legislative Seminar.
Registration deadline extended to January 27!