ASA International Trip 2019 – Washington DC
ASA International Trip 2019
The ASA are delighted to announce that for our International Study Trip 2019 we will be travelling to Washington DC. As the seat of the United States Federal Government, Washington is a very important world political capital.
The city hosts the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit, lobbying groups, and professional associations as well as being home to many museums including the famous Smithsonian. From an agricultural point of view Washington is home to the USDA, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the World Bank, and the World Wildlife Federation, who are working with numerous Agri-companies on sustainability measures.
While in Washington we will be briefed by policy makers and associations on the policy making process; the Farm Bill and the numerous issues currently on the policy makers table; environmental issues, crop insurance; the challenges in protecting farmers; trade and the challenge of labour.
Programme of activities to include: (subject to change)
- Self-guided tour of White House
- Tour of Congress and meeting with Senate Agriculture Committee staff
- Meeting with agricultural sustainability group at World Bank
- Meeting with USDA, a key Trump political appointee will address group.
- Visit to the Farm Bureau headquarters
- Visit to American Soybean Association
- Visit to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
- Farm visits in Virginia
Depart: Wednesday 22nd May, Depart Dublin – Washington Dulles UA 127 at 12:55hrs. Arrive Washington 15:55hrs.
Return: Saturday 25th May, Depart Washington Dulles – Dublin UA 126 at 22:00hrs. Arrive Dublin, Sunday 26th 10:00hrs
PLEAES NOTE BOOKING DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. ONCE FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED THEY ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE NON-REFUNDABLE.
IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE AS ASA WILL NOT HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE.
Registration is now closed for this event.