March 13, 2019
The Alabama Farmers Federation hosted a barbecue reception for Congressmen, staff and agency officials March 6 in Washington, D.C. From left are Federation District 4 Director Tim Whitley of Blount County; U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama; Caroline Aderholt; U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Georgia; and Federation President Jimmy Parnell. The reception allowed members to interact with those who develop and implement policy.
Alabama farmers met with lawmakers and agency representatives during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s biennial Washington Legislative Conference March 5-7.
Briefings and small group meetings focused on disaster relief, farm labor, feral swine control and crop insurance.
Farmers visited the Environmental Protection Agency; hosted a barbecue reception; interacted with Alabama’s U.S. representatives; and met with Ambassador Gregg Doud, the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
A special ceremony honored U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, who received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Golden Plow Award. The award recognizes members of Congress who exemplify ag leadership and support of Farm Bureau policies.