Change is happening fast on issues important to the System:
Thanks to the extraordinary support of members, directors, and employees, we are well positioned to stand for agriculture and Farm Credit.
The 2019 MI GreenStone PAC contribution campaign was largely successful with over $13,000 being contributed by more than 230 Michigan GreenStone customers. The Board of Directors and management team have diligently evaluated legislative leaders and will be sharing the importance of rural communities, agriculture, and the Farm Credit System with elected officials.
For the 2019 WI Farm Credit PAC Contribution Campaign almost $1,000 was contributed by 15 Wisconsin GreenStone customers. The WI Farm Credit PAC funds will also be disbursed by your Directors and management team in coordination with the Cooperative Network after an evaluation process.
The national 2019 Farm Credit PAC drive competition between the 14 AgriBank district Farm Credit associations brought in almost $240,000 in contributions. Over 145 GreenStone employees and directors directly contributed almost $18,000 of that total. A portion of the Farm Credit PAC funds will be allocated to the GreenStone territory and your Directors and management will assist in the delivery and communication of the GreenStone and Farm Credit message.
As the debate over policies critical to agriculture—from infrastructure to trade—continues, we are well positioned to stand for rural communities, agriculture, and Farm Credit. The work has already begun with letters being submitted regarding an FCA board nomination and continued funding for agriculture programs. In addition, the educational efforts will continue as Congress holds a hearing on farm credit.
As the legislative environment continues to change, the importance of educating and building relationships with elected officials becomes increasingly evident. That is why support of the PACs is so important. Thank you for joining your fellow cooperative members, directors, and employees in creating opportunities to communicate the importance of agriculture to our own communities, country and world.
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