We’ve held many successful farmer fly-ins over the past seven years, but this year might just be the most important fly-in we will have ever organized.
America’s flower farmers will be descending on Washington, D.C. for our annual fly-in February 28 through March 2 to help ensure that the issues and challenges facing our farms remain front and center with new lawmakers and the Trump administration.
This year’s trip is going to be the most important coordinated series of meetings we have ever put together due to the change in administration and the new Congress. As a primary goal for the trip, our farms will also be working to recruit even more members of Congress to the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus, especially new members. Specifically, we will be meeting with Congressman Salud Carbajal and Congressman Jimmy Panetta who were elected to replace Congresswoman Lois Capps and Congressman Sam Farr, respectively.
Challenges with trade and the negative impact flower imports continue to have on our domestic farms will remain a top priority.
Will the incoming Trump administration help make American Grown Flowers great again?
America’s flower farmers are encouraged to come to Washington, D.C., and help us introduce our issues to the new Congress and this new administration. This is the year we need our largest farmer delegation ever to help us canvas the hill and spread the news about American Grown Flowers.
P.S. – We love “first-timers!” If you’ve never been to Washington, you should really join us this year!