Published Mar 6, 2011

PFI Farmers Visit Washington D.C.

By Sarah Carlson

Four PFI farmers attended Clean Water Week organized by the Clean Water Network the first week of March in Washington D.C. Farmers presented at a Capitol Hill briefing about how their farming systems affect water quality and how current incentives decrease water quality. Nathan Anderson gave a well received presentation about returning the farm, working to make changes and also the reality of the current ag policies and how they affect his farming system. Jack Knight, Sean Skeehan and Earl Hafner also gave input during the conference, during working group sessions about farming in the Mississippi River Basin and also visited with Senators and Representatives from their districts.