(Posted Tue. May 14th, 2013)
May 14: With a plate full of hot issues on Capitol Hill, staff from the National Corn Growers Association’s Washington office had a lot to discuss in a round of interviews with farm-state media visiting the Capital for the annual Washington Watch meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. Interviews covered a range of questions with particular interest paid to the farm bill, ethanol and the 2013 planting season.
“These interviews help our growers back home get a deeper understanding of what we do in Washington and how we voice their concerns in the policy arena on Capitol Hill,” said NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Jon Doggett. “It is vitally important for our corn farmers to stay aware of the challenges and opportunities we face in Washington so they can actively engage with their members of Congress and show broad, grassroots political activism in the farming community.”
Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager Ethan Matthews, who handled a variety of questions on ethanol and regulatory-related questions, joined Doggett in providing insight to the reporters on current happenings on the Hill.
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