The New Year has been rung in and the 115th Congress and the National Corn Growers Association have gotten right to work. President Wesley Spurlock, First Vice President Kevin Skunes and staff from the NCGA office in DC have already made their first set of rounds on Capitol Hill, making sure lawmakers know what’s important to corn farmers. It’s essential work, emphasizes Spurlock.
“The National Corn Growers Association welcomes the new Congress. We hope they are ready to roll up their sleeves and work with the incoming Administration to make government work better for us all,” said the Stratford, Texas farmer. “I was encouraged by the many productive conversations we had with new and returning lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans. We look forward to working with them to solve important policy and regulatory issues in the coming year.”
“NCGA and state staff are critical to giving farmers a voice on Capitol Hill. But this is no substitute for elected officials hearing directly from farmers. Making government work better starts with each of us, working alongside our elected officials on common-sense solutions that move agriculture and our country forward.”