Getting to know the new faces in Congress is a big priority for the American Farm Bureau. AFBF VP Dale Moore says they need to get to know the new people in Ag leadership positions fast.
"We’ve been working with our state Farm Bureaus to put together information packets so that we can come to a new Congressman or Congresswoman and say, “Here’s who we are, and here are some of the key issues that we’ll be working on.” David Scott from Georgia is going to be the chairman, someone that we’ve worked with a lot. G.T. Thompson, who’ll be the Ranking Republican on the House Agriculture Committee. As we look over to the Senate side, we have Senator Boozman coming in," said Moore.
That’s Senator John Boozman of Arkansas who’ll succeed Pat Roberts as Senate Ag Committee Chairman. Moore says a couple of the biggest priorities the Farm Bureau will work on include trade and getting ready for the new farm bill.