Dressed in red, members of Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) from across the nation recently met in Washington, D.C. for their annual Legislative Affairs Conference.
Published April 19, 2013
Members visited more than 75 offices of their congressional delegations, relating their concerns on the farm bill, food security and safety, Equal Access to Justice Act, energy and homeland security. National WIFE President Ruth Laribee of Lowville, N.Y., commented, “Our WIFE members were well received on Capitol Hill.” Laribee also stated “A comprehensive farm bill needs to be passed so there is less uncertainty for those involved in production agriculture. “
WIFE celebrated National Agriculture Day March 19, 2013, in Washington and was recognized during the “Mix and Mingle” luncheon hosted by the Agriculture Council of America.
Members of the group were briefed by the Senate and House Agriculture Committees, USDA, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, American Sugar Alliance and the National Association of Broadcasters.
While in D.C., WIFE hosted a reception recognizing David, Joan and Billy Senter of KSC Strategies as Honorary Members of WIFE.
Delegates from North Dakota were Past National President Deb Dressler of Richardton, Homeland Security Chairman Marlene Kouba of Regent and Media Chairman Diane McDonald of Inkster.
Women Involved in Farm Economics is a grassroots organization committed to improving profitability in production agriculture through educational, legislative, communicative and cooperative efforts.