Public policy and government relations on a state and federal level are a key to the success of the fruit and vegetable industry in Georgia. Legislation affects your livelihood as a grower and produce industry member, and it is one of the main areas where we place our focus.
What our federal government does, and in some cases does not do, can affect your business and livelihood. Whether it be farm policy, fruit & vegetable programs, agriculture research pesticide registrations, rules & regulations, legislation, health care, labor laws and regulations, the GFVGA staff and board are involved to provide input, education and support to decision makers both in state and on the federal level.
No matter what the policy on the table though, the most effective campaigns involve grassroots communication and efforts. Keep an eye out for our “Legislative Alerts”, and when the time comes to make change and make your voice heard, get involved.
You can search for your state and federal legislators and their contact information here.