The North Carolina Farm Bureau (NCFB) will be reviewing the resolution below at its February 23, 2007, board meeting. This resolution was presented and posted in December, in Raleigh at the annual meeting, now it will be going before the NCFB board, requesting the aid and assistance of the America Farm Bureau Federation to defend eastern North Carolina farmers.
Farm Bureau Resolution:
NCFB Board meeting: February 23, 2007
Solicit their strongest support and influence to vote yes!
Be it resolved: The North Carolina Farm Bureau shall solicit full support and direct involvement of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) to defend eastern North Carolina farmers from the U.S. Navy’s proposed Outlying Landing Field (OLF) by providing direct lobbying assistance, elevation to AFBF priority status and to take any other action that is appropriate and effective.
I'd like to see the Farm Bureau also call on the Governor and the NC General Assembly to oppose the OLF at Site C, but that's probably asking too much of an organization that has come so late to the issue of protecting its core constituency.
You can contact the NC Farm Bureau at (919) 782-1705 to thank them for finally getting this onto their agenda.