March 27, 2013
<p> Stephen Johnson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, his wife, Debbie and Debbie’s mother June Jones, center, visit with Dorothy Young, NAICC, far right.</p>
You can’t blame Washington politicians for worrying about two big events that threatened to impact the city in early March. One was the potential effects of a sequester on the country’s operating budget, the other, a gigantic snowstorm threatening to dump a foot of snow on the city.
As it turned out, neither had a negative effect on the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants’ annual trek to Washington D.C., to put on its 16thannual Crawfish Boil on the Hill, held in the Longworth Building Cafeteria, on the evening of Tuesday, March 5.
Over 300 congressional leaders, staffers, representatives from USDA and others attended the buffet-style gathering featuring Cajun favorites, boiled crawfish and crawfish etouffee. No one talked politics at the event. It was simply a place and time for everyone to relax and get to know one another better.
“It’s all about building relationships, noted Ray Young, NAICC member, who has attended all of the annual crawfish boils.”
About the Author(s)
Editor, Delta Farm Press
Elton joined Delta Farm Press in March 1993, and was named editor of the publication in July 1997. He writes about agriculture-related issues for cotton, corn, soybean, rice and wheat producers in west Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and southeast Missouri. Elton worked as editor of a weekly community newspaper and wrote for a monthly cotton magazine prior to Delta Farm Press. Elton and his wife, Stephony, live in Atoka, Tenn., 30 miles north of Memphis. They have three grown sons, Ryan Robinson, Nick Gatlin and Will Gatlin.
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