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A different agenda for the Farmers Union

9/03/09 (Thu)

Every year in September, members of the North Dakota Farmers Union participate in an annual fly-in to Washington, D.C., to lobby members of Congress. Most years, the agenda is usually directly related to agricultural issues such as the farm bill or disaster assistance. This year, other issues are overshadowing the group’s traditional agenda.

Leaders of the NDFU were in Beulah to kick off the Mercer County Farmers Union Golf Scramble at the Black Sands Country Club. After a day of golf and a meal, NDFU vice president Woody Barth and District 5 director Wes Niederman discussed the organization’s goals for the coming fly-in.