Organizations Call for Investigation of Farm Bureau
10 Apr 13:26
More Than 180 Organizations Call for Congressional Investigation of Farm Bureau
To: National and Assignment desks, Daybook Editor, Agriculture Reporter
Contact: Ken Goldman of Defenders of Wildlife,
202-682-9400, ext. 237
News conference calling for congressional investigation of the
Tuesday, April 11
Hall of the States
444 North Capitol St., N.W.
-- Bill Christison, president, National Family Farm Coalition
-- Frank Kloucek, South Dakota state senator
-- Chris Peterson, Iowa farmer, Farm Bureau county farm
-- Roger Schlickeisen, president, Defenders of Wildlife
On the heels of Sunday's "60 Minutes" investigation,
and a two-year examination of the Farm Bureau by Defenders of
Wildlife that resulted in a just-released white paper titled Amber
Waves of Gain, more than 180 organizations have joined together to
demand a congressional investigation of the influential lobbying
group, which bills itself to Congress as the Voice of America's
family farmers when, in reality, it is advocating a wide-ranging
agenda that hurts rather helps family farmers.
NOTE: This event is open to credentialed press only and
identification will be checked at the door. Breakfast will be
served, and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The white paper, Amber Waves of Gain, will be distributed to
the media at the news conference.
For more information and to RSVP, contact:
Ken Goldman, Defenders of Wildlife, 202-682-9400, ext. 237.
/U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/
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