Agribusiness Groups Head to Capitol Hill Today

More than 100 agricultural retailers, distributors and suppliers headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for the Agribusiness Congressional Fly-in.

Hosted by the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), the fly-in garnered participation from ARA members from across the country and several state agribusiness groups.

Delegations of retailers and suppliers visited with more than 150 members of Congress and their staff to discuss key policy issues including regulatory reform, rollback of the Environmental Protection Agency's Risk Management Plan final rule, elimination of the duplicative National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Pesticide General Permit and components of ARA's pro-growth economic agenda such as tax and healthcare reform.

Participating state organizations included the Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Missouri Agribusiness Association, New York State Agribusiness Association, Ohio Agribusiness Association, Texas Ag Industries Association and Wisconsin Agribusiness Association.

State and national groups - including ARA, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, CropLife America and The Fertilizer Institute -- will conclude the day with a reception on Capitol Hill for members and staff.