American Agri-Women meet in Washington, D.C. June 2-5

Farm Forum

ALMA, Kan. (AgPR) – Leaders of American Agri-Women (AAW) from throughout the country will gather in Washington, DC, the week of June 2-5 for the organization’s annual Washington, DC Fly-in. The Twentieth Annual Symposium hosted by AAW will be held at the National Press Club, Monday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This year the Panel will discuss “Immigration Reform – Health Care Reform: The Agriculture Connection.”

During the week, the group will meet with officials at the US Department of Agriculture and other agencies, and with Members of Congress. AAW will also host their annual Congressional Reception on Tuesday, June 4th in the House Agriculture Committee Room from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Key issues the group will be working on include: Agriculture Labor – Immigration Reform and Department of Labor regulations; Endangered Species Act – new and threatening proposed listings and funding; and the Farm Bill – including research funding and crop Insurance.

“It is our mission – and our duty – to represent and protect those who produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for the world,” says Karen Yost of Billings, Mont., AAW president. “Our meetings are also an important way we educate legislators and policy-makers.”

AAW is the national coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women’s organizations, with more than 60 state and commodity affiliate organizations.