Nebraska Farm Bureau's Leadership Academy spent Mon., Sept. 9 through Wed., Sept. 11 in Washington D.C. The trip provides the leadership class with the opportunity to learn more about the law-making process in the nation's capitol and provide input on key issues for agriculture.
This year's trip included visits with Nebraska's five congressional representatives, a stop at the American Farm Bureau offices, and meetings with U.S. Grains Council, staff for the Senate Ag Committee and USDA officials. The Academy members encouraged Nebraska's delegation to work to pass a farm bill and provide regulatory relief for farmers and ranchers from the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Leadership Academy members participating in the trip are: Shane Greving, Matt Krenk, Melodie Loostrom, Karah Perdue, Julie Reed, Andrew Schmidt, Ryan Ueberrhein, Stephanie Hruby, and Jamie Keep. Farm Bureau staff members Jordan Dux and Craig Head accompanied the group on the trip.
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