Farmers from across the United States gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan
this week to attend the National Commodity Conference hosted by Michigan Farm Bureau.
It's an opportunity for different commodity groups to share information,
discuss issues that impact their farming operations,
and develop potential policy ideas to present during the grassroots
policy development process of Farm Bureau.
American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall gave us an overview
of issues we are facing in agriculture. Things are tough in agriculture but
President Duvall has the ability to tell the truth and
season it with hope for our future.
I met with the dairy commodity group for information and discussion
about trade,immigration, and milk price.
You don't find all the answers at any meeting,
we can gain strength and insight from talking
with others on shared problems and concerns.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with others on behalf of dairy farmers,
to experience the beauty of other places,
to learn about agriculture in other states,