ARA Fly-In: Ag Retail Descends on Capitol Hill, Lawmakers
More than 100 agricultural retailers, distributors and suppliers headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for the Agribusiness Congressional Fly-in, according to a ARA news release.
Hosted by the Agricultural Retailers Association, the fly-in garnered participation from ARA members from across the country and several national and state agribusiness groups.
“Grassroots advocacy matters,” said ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “This is an important opportunity for our members and stakeholders to put agricultural policy issues in front of their federal legislators.”
Delegations of retailers and suppliers visited with more than 160 members of Congress and/or their staff to discuss key policy issues including regulatory reform, rollback of EPA’s Risk Management Plan final rule, elimination of the duplicative National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Pesticide General Permit and components of ARA’s pro-growth economic agenda such as tax and healthcare reform.
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