Ag groups host events at party conventions

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Farm BillFarm and agribusiness groups are planning their traditional events at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions this month. DTN/The Progressive Farmer reports they’ll have some competition from a group called Plate of the Union, which is a coalition of groups with close ties to the Environmental Working Group. Plate of the Union plans to highlight a radically different version of American agriculture. The Great American Farm Luncheon will take place at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20 in Cleveland. The Leaders of American Agriculture cocktail reception will take place at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26, in Philadelphia. Plate of the Union will have an event at each convention location a day before the farm groups hold theirs.