WASHINGTON, D.C. (NMB) – This week, Montana Farmers Union members and staff will join Farmers Union states from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the 2019 Fall Legislative Fly-In.
A press release says that during their time in Washington, members will hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture officials about current events and work the department is doing on behalf of farmers. They will receive briefings from other administration officials and the leadership and staff of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture.
On the second day of the fly-in, members will spend the day on Capitol Hill meeting members of congress to talk about key priorities, including trade, biofuels, the farm economy, and corporate consolidation.
MFU members attending the fly-in are Alice Miller fro Gildford, Kody and Serena Cator of Big Sandy, Ben Peterson of Judith Gap, William Downs of Molt, Colder DeVries of Billings and youth members Phillip Prewitt of Billings and James Van Spyk of Great Falls.