Members Advocate for Egg Farmers During Hill Visits

May 24, 2018

UEP members met in person with their elected officials and staff during the UEP Legislative Meeting last week.    “Farmers are their own best lobbyists,” said Randy Green, UEP’s D.C. consultant. “There is nothing more effective than a member of Congress hearing directly from his or her own constituents. UEP members once again did a great job of presenting the position papers and articulating key egg issues.”

(L to R) Doug Mack, Tom Hertzfeld, Sandra Lausecker, Representative Latta, Paul Kalmbach, Jordan Hertzfeld

Tom Hertzfeld, Jr., UEP government relations chair, shared his perspective on the importance of legislative visits.  “Ohio egg producers had a very successful meeting with Representative Robert Latta. The congressman made a point to let us know that our visit was appreciated. He went on to say that it is very important that farmers visit Washington D.C. and tell us their concerns and issues. Representative Latta said, “if we do not share our story, no one else will.” 

(L to R) Kevin Stiles, J.T. Dean, Marcus Beer, Jim Dean, Senator Ernst, Coke Anderson, Lisa Beohm, Bruce Dooyema, Matt Dean

“It is critical that UEP members continue to do the annual visits to Capitol Hill to share the latest egg industry updates with members of Congress from their respective states,” said UEP Washington Consultant, Louie Perry.  “There are always egg-related policy matters that Congress is considering and our views need to be represented in Washington, D.C.”

(L to R) Scott Maust, Adam Dickerson, Steve Herbruck, Greg Herbruck, Senator Stabenow, Tim Schipper, Rob Knecht, Mohamed Mousa, Sharon Fracalossi, Daniel Fields

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