Through phone calls, emails, social media, in-district meetings, farm tours, town hall meetings and other events, farmers and ranchers used Congress’ August recess to “Bring the Heat” to lawmakers on three key issues: The farm bill, ag labor reform and waterways infrastructure. “Farmers and ranchers feel the heat from working outdoors, and they share heated views of Congress failing to get its work done,” explained Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation executive director of public policy. “They get steamed when Congress delays authorization of waterways upgrades that are critical to U.S. agriculture’s global competitiveness. Farmers get hot under the collar …
Farmers, ranchers turn heat up on the U.S. Congress
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