OCFB president visits Washington, D.C.

032413-OFB-at-DCWASHINGTON, D.C. – Osage County Farm Bureau President David Prescott, left, Kansas Farm Bureau President Steve Baccus, and Patricia Rusher, OCFB member, toured Washington, D.C., during the Kansas Farm Bureau’s annual County Presidents Trip March 10-12, 2014.

More than 100 Kansas farmers and ranchers took time away from their operations to connect with lawmakers.

“Officials in Washington tend to pay a little closer attention when they’re visiting directly with someone who has gone to the trouble to leave the farm with the express purpose of sharing their story,” Baccus said.

The farmers and ranchers were to ask lawmakers to pass immigration reform that will ensure a reliable, steady labor supply; oppose efforts to expand federal power over farm ditches and waterways; support ag technology; and push for tax reform that benefits rural economies. The presidents contingent was also scheduled to meet with German Embassy officials, U.S. Representatives, and U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.

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