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Virginia farmers will be among those shaping national Farm Bureau policies

HONOLULU—Virginia representatives will join more than 5,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 8-11 at the 93rd annual American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention. The theme of the event is “Navigating the Waves of Change.”

The Virginia delegation will concentrate on issues such as immigration reform, air quality, water quality—including Chesapeake Bay legislation—and the 2012 Farm Bill.

“These could be contentious issues, because in today’s economy there are lots of competing interests trying to get their voices heard in Congress,” said Virginia Farm Bureau Federation  President Wayne F. Pryor. “It’s important that Virginia representatives attend the national convention to help shape policies that could affect our farmers. We rely heavily on American Farm Bureau to represent our interests in Congress.”

The event will include presentations on the 2012 presidential elections, the 2012 Farm Bill and estate planning, among other topics. The keynote speaker will be humorist and author Dave Barry.

Contact Kathy Dixon, VFBF communications, at 804-290-1137.

 

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