GROWMARK Board on Capitol Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

growmark-shimkusGROWMARK board members recently attended the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) annual Washington Conference to learn about important issues affecting the agriculture industry and to meet with Congressional representatives.

“Probably one of the high points is the Hill visits,” said Matt Heitz, a GROWMARK board member from Iowa, in an interview with Cassie Becker, publications and media relations specialist.

“It’s important for us to go out and advocate for our positions,” added Kevin Malchine of Wisconsin. “If we don’t advocate for ourselves, who will?”

Dennis Neuhaus of Illinois, pictured here meeting with Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), says among the concerns they discussed with lawmakers were tax issues, the recently signed WRRDA bill, EPA’s proposed Waters of the United States rule, and GMO labeling.

Listen to Cassie’s interview here: GROWMARK interview at NCFC conference