PAC Progress: GreenStone's Voice
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GreenStone’s Voice for rural communities and agriculture continues to grow and be recognized as valuable.

Your MI GreenStone PAC and WI Farm Credit PAC finished 2018 strong with meetings and checks being delivered to both Senate and House of Representative legislators and candidates. In meetings, connections where made and the cooperative structure of borrower-owned lending association was communicated.

At the federal level, the legislative activities centered on the Farm Bill.  The Farm Credit System, through individual associations and the Farm Credit Council, has been able to provide prospective as called upon. In addition, Farm Credit employees, directors, members and friends sent more than 15,000 messages to Congress urging support for the Farm Bill in December. None of this would be possible without your engagement and commitment to raise legislative awareness of rural communities, agriculture, GreenStone, and the Farm Credit System.    

In Michigan and Wisconsin, and at the Federal level, planning took place at the end of 2018 to help ensure effective outreach in 2019. Conversations will continue to take place in an effort to unite and expand our individual and collective legislative outreach efforts. The goal is to increase the awareness of the overall value of rural communities and the agriculture industry to our economies, and Farm Credit’s vital role.   

GreenStone will continue to build relationships for future support and strengthen the recognition of our members. Your continued support is commended and we look forward to involving members in delivering the message: do not forget about the importance of rural communities and the diversity of agriculture. 

The MI GreenStone PAC and WI Farm Credit PAC Drives are going on now! Be sure to send your voluntary patronage pledge before Jan. 31 to direct dollars from your patronage check to the PAC; or you can make a direct contribution to the PAC at any time. Join hundreds of your fellow members in strengthening the recognition of agriculture as a key component to a thriving economy. If you have questions, contact your local branch.

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