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Amid the rolling cotton and peanut fields of Alabama lies Harold Raley’s 35-acre blueberry field, which was visited by Rep. Martha Roby on Tuesday.
Roby took to the field to help better understand the issues facing the farmers of Alabama.
Representative Martha Roby will soon be giving Troy a visit.
Alabama farmer Randall Beers is counting on House members from Southeastern states to work to protect peanut growers in the next farm bill.
The Tyler farmer, who planted peanuts on 360 acres this year, wants Congress to beef up safety-net programs that help growers absorb price declines and recover from natural disasters.
Congresswoman Martha Roby is the planned speaker at next week’s Female Factor luncheon.
“We thought we should hear what was going on in Washington from a woman’s perspective,” said Dianna Lee, a member of the Female Factor advisory board. “[Female Factor] involves everything and that’s why we wanted Congresswoman Roby to come speak.”
Although local security forces are better trained now compared with a year ago, Montgomery’s congresswoman said Wednesday she’s not sure they can provide long-term security and stability once U.S. forces leave in 2014.
House members representing Alabama and other peanut-growing states in the Southeast are preparing a list of provisions they want included in the next farm bill.
Rep. Martha Roby, the Montgomery Republican who co-chairs the newly revived House Peanut Caucus, is circulating a letter among all 14 other caucus members with the aim of getting all of them to sign it by Friday.
Recent polls indicate that as few as one in ten Americans think Congress is doing a good job. The cause of that discontent is often rooted in a fundamental problem: the American people don’t trust what politicians tell them.
And why should they?
Commencement exercises for the Elmore County High class of 2012 will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Burt Haynie Field in Eclectic.
There, 121 ECHS?students will accept diplomas. There are 35 students graduating with honors among that group, according to school guidance counselor Mark McGhee.
Earlier this year, I led the Alabama Congressional delegation in a request to meet with Air Force leaders and discuss the proposed military spending cuts that may affect Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. This request was a result of the force structure changes the Air Force announced early in 2012. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.