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NFU Fly-In Lands in Washington

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:03:55 CDT

NFU Fly-In Lands in Washington Members of the National Farmers Union are in Washington, D.C., this week participating in the organization’s Spring Legislative Fly-In. Participants will meet with members of Congress and their offices to discuss energy and environmental issues. NFU President Roger Johnson says grassroots involvement gets to the heart of what NFU is all about.

Johnson says, “Renewable energy and conservation programs are very important right now. We must reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Ethanol and biodiesel will help us reach that point.” According to Johnson, “We are spending 300-billion dollars per year on foreign oil as a nation. By increasing our renewable fuels usage, we will be able to keep more of that money in the United States and give America more control over its fuel supply.”

NFU members are looking forward to hearing from members of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and from the administration before the fly-in ends on Thursday.

   

 

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