Thanks to COVID, there have been few opportunities for in-person visits on Capitol Hill but farm broadcaster Tony Ricketts spent all last week on the 4th Annual All Ag, All Day DC Capitol Ag Tour. Ricketts met with members of Congress, including the House Ag Committee, and agricultural industry leaders to discuss important topics such as trade, infrastructure, broadband, and CFAP.
Here are links to a few of the reports he sent back and wanted to share. Click to listen, right click to download.
U.S. Grains Council’s Floyd Gaibler
National Association of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule
National Corn Growers Association CEO John Doggett
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) on rural STEM investment and Rep. GT Thompson (PA) on rural broadband
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) on trade
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) on infrastructure, the Water Resource Development Act of 2020, and the future of agriculture