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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
CCFC's flower newsletter
Working The Hill
America's Flower Farmers Unite For A Common Cause
Last week's trip to Washington, D.C., was the most productive trip advocating for our farms that we've ever held. It reminded me of our trip in 2014 when we worked with just two members of Congress to launch the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus. That was a pinnacle moment, but this past week really showed how those earlier efforts were momentum builders for the great meetings we had last week. (Read more here.)
Congressman Panetta Joins Congressional Cut Flower Caucus as Co-Chair
Rep. Jimmy Panetta To Lead Cut Flower Caucus
Changes in Congress mean changes in leadership. This includes the leadership of the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus that was launched by a bipartisan effort of Congresswoman Lois Capps and Congressman Duncan Hunter in 2014.
Last week, freshman Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced that he had accepted the co-chair position for the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus and would be taking on the leadership position to help advance the mission of the caucus on behalf of the flower farmers in his district and the rest of the country. (Read more here.)
Farmers Continue to Rally Online After Trip To Washington, D.C.
Passionate, Successful Flower Farmers Take To Social Media To Share Their Experience
Upon arrival in Washington D.C., Michigan flower farmer Michael Genovese shared his enthusiasm for participating in this year's annual flower farmer fly-in.
I have really appreciated seeing the extra effort by members of this year's flower farmer delegation in Washington, D.C., who returned home and began to share their experiences with others via social media and newsletters. Most notably, Michael Genovese of Summer Dreams Farm in Michigan has spent the last several days sharing with his followers...(Read more here.)
Senator Mike McGuire Tours Sun Valley Floral Farms
Senator Sponsored SCR 146 Declaring June California Grown Flower Month
Senator Mike McGuire and flower farmer Lane DeVries during a recent tour of Sun Valley Floral Farm in Arcata.
While our organization's focus has been facing issues on the federal level, CCFC's past-chair Lane DeVries recently hosted California State Senator Mike McGuire on a tour of his farm, Sun Valley Floral Farm.(Read more here.)
Kasey Cronquist, IOM
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