Ohio Farm Bureau takes delegation to D.C.

A delegation of County Farm Bureau Presidents from Ohio spent three days in Washington, D.C. this week, March 5-7 and on Monday, some of them visited the Embassy of Mexico, where they heard firsthand how important Mexico is to U.S. farmers, ranking number two behind Canada.

Hector Cortes, Mexico’s Agricultural Attache tells Brownfield that while there are issues, they are nothing that can’t be resolved.

“Exactly, we compare the amount of trade and volume we’ve been doing, it is minimal,” Cortes said. “We have a really good relation with you guys and have been working and hopefully this will keep trade moving forward.”

Audio: Hector Cortes, Agricultural Attache, Mexican_Embassy (1:50 MP3)

Keith Truckor, who serves as Ohio Farm Bureau District 1 Trustee representing Fulton, Williams, Henry and Defiance Counties is Northwest Ohio is on the County Presidents trip and says it’s an important part of the organizations political process.

“This is the 66th year that we have been coming to Washington, D.C.” Truckor said. “We invite all of the county presidents on this trip, so we’ve got anywhere from 80 to 85 county presidents here and our main focus is to talk to our representatives here in the nation’s Capital about our policies that we set as far as the Federation is concerned.”

Audio: Keith Truckor, District 1 Trustee, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (3:20 MP3)

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