Virginia Grain Producers Association completed a very successful 3rd Annual State Legislative Day and Reception in Richmond, Virginia on February 2nd.

 

VGPA Directors met in Richmond to talk with legislators on issues of importance to our industry.  They conducted 22 legislator visits and hosted almost 60 folks at the VGPA reception that evening. 

 

Board members in attendance included: Phil Hickman, Lyle Pugh, Bill Bushong, Jimmy Oliver,
Ronnie Gill, Sparky Crossman and Wayne Kirby.

 

Important issues discussed included: 

Chesapeake Bay TMDL and regulations, fertilizer regulations, funding, biofuels, grain markets and water withdrawal permits. 

 

Each legislator received a 1GB USB drive shaped like an ear of corn
as a gift from VGPA.  

 

Great effort!  Great success!  Thanks to all who participated!