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Foundation Pushes for Southeastern Support of the American Beef Labeling Act
Rigsby-McGhee Farm Foundation Launches Southeastern PR and Lobby Campaign
By: Rigsby-McGhee Farm Foundation
This week, Menke will officially begin a series of conversations with leading executive staff for US Senator Tommy Tubberville of Alabama (R) with regards to the legislation. RMFF plans to meet with Tubberviile in early January, 2022, regarding the historical legislation.
"All of RMFF's efforts and resources need to be directed towards DC and this game changing bill," stated Major Click, also Founding President of Click-McGhee, LLC, a Political and Public Relations Firm, founded in 2014.
In 2014, shortly before the incorporation of RMFF, Vice President and Managing partner of Click-McGhee, LLC, Amy McGhee (Also, incorporating Vice President of RMFF), launched a statewide campaign in conjunction with Click-McGhee, lobbying officials and investors to consider the development of adequate cattle processing infrastructure here in Alabama that would bolster the Alabama cattle industry and potentially the southeastern cattle industry as a whole.
7 years ago ago, The idea was met with a lot of hesitation as well as political push back push back. "I was almost laughed out of a few meetings," stated McGhee. The idea was met with great hesitation and pushback. Some days, I wanted to give up on the whole deal, further stated McGhee.
Seven years later, McGhee's vision seems to be coming to fruition as processing infrastructure in the state is finally becoming a reality.
"The beef labeling act has everything to do with our underlying mission with regards to restructuring Alabama and the southeast's oppressively outdated cattle infrastructure and processing model.
As consumers begin to become more interested in the origin and ingredients of their beef, the greater the need for centralized Southeastern Southeastern processing will become. This is another win-win.
We are excited about all that is to come. RMFF is currently working with lobbyists in DC and is about to launch a statewide grassroots campaign in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia in an effort to gain support for the historically significant piece of legislation.
Amy McGhee, email@example.com