NDFB President Daryl Lies says policy development is the highlight of the American Farm Bureau convention. “This is the granddaddy of the grassroots policy development process,” said Lies. “It starts with an idea with a member at the county level and it goes onto the state level and ultimately the American Farm Bureau level and that’s the reason we’re in Atlanta this week.” Farm Bureau represents everyone from sugarbeet farmers in North Dakota to someone who operates an orange grove in Florida. Lies said he appreciates the national perspective. “I like to learn about those different types of agriculture when I’m here; whether it is water management or whatever it might be, there’s something to learn and implement at home.”
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