Wednesday, April 22, 2009

National Black Farmers Association Legislative Conference


2009 National Black Farmers Association Legislative Conference Wednesday, April 29, 2009 WWW.NBFA-RALLY.COM 1 866-962-0251 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS FREE

The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
415 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington DC 20001
Ph 202 434-0115

8:00 am-9:00 Breakfast 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Panel #1: “Availability of Federal Funds to Small and Black Farmers”
Invited Speakers: USDA Undersecretary James “Jim” Miller, Rep. Sanford Bishop (AG Appropriations), Rep. Lincoln Davis (AG Appropriations), Sen. Tom Harkin (Chair Ag Committee), Farm Service Agency and USDA Undersecretary Dallas Tonsager 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Panel #2: “The Cost to the Black Farmer of Anti-Competitive Practices in the Bio-Tech Seed and Chemical Industries” Invited Speakers: Rep. Conyers (MI), Rep. Johnson (GA), Rep. Jackson-Lee (TX), Rep. Watt (NC), Sen. Kohl (WI), Sen. Leahy (VT) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch “Update on the status of the Pigford Lawsuit” Invited Speakers: Rep. Bosewell (IA), Jim Farrin, Lawrence Lucas, Dr. John Boyd, President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Secretary Vislack (USDA), Rep. McIntyre (NC), Rep Scott (GA), Rep. Scott (VA), Sen. Cardin (MD), Rep. Lee 2 pm Dr. Boyd Comments and call to Action

TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE, PLEASE CONTACT MIKE CULVER AT 202-661-6318 OR EMAIL MCULVER@BGRDC.COM. RECOMMENDED HOTELS: Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue West Vienna, Virginia 22180 Phone: (703) 281-2230 Only $88 per night Holiday Inn Central 1501 Rhode Island Ave, NW Washington, DC 20005 Phone: 888-897-0084

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