FMI LOBBYING CONGRESS ON MULTIPLE FRONTS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- In almost 400 visits to Capitol Hill, grocers organized under the Food Marketing Institute's Public Affairs Assembly this month lobbied Congress to influence legislation on baler operations, immigration reform, dairy subsidies, saccharin signs and labor standards.Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of FMI here, said the timing was ideal, with the presidential primaries

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- In almost 400 visits to Capitol Hill, grocers organized under the Food Marketing Institute's Public Affairs Assembly this month lobbied Congress to influence legislation on baler operations, immigration reform, dairy subsidies, saccharin signs and labor standards.

Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of FMI here, said the timing was ideal, with the presidential primaries winding down and lawmakers now more focused on their legislative slate.

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