Florida Rep. Gwen Graham with Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

aradc-graham-hartneyOne of the members of Congress who met with leaders of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) last week in Washington DC was Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL), the daughter of former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham. She is pictured here (left) with Mary Hartney, president of the Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association.

Rep. Graham recently completed her first North Florida Farm Tour to highlight agriculture across the 14 counties of the Second Congressional District. “The intent of the tour was to learn and to listen and talk about ways that we can be helpful in Congress,” she said.

Talking with ARA members, Graham discussed issues such as WOTUS and GMO labeling. “I believe that the science backs up GMOS,” said Graham. “There are multiple reasons why I think we need a national standard for GMO labeling.”

Regarding WOTUS, Graham noted that she has a background in environmental law and has major concerns about the rule. “I think we should go back to the drawing board – I have voted against it every time,” she said.

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