Meeting on June 7-9 in Vancouver, Canada, the State Agricultural and Rural Leaders (SARL) Association endorsed a resolution supporting The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013, currently pending in Congress. The resolution, which was introduced by veterinarian Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson (Tex.) and supported unanimously by the voting members, will be submitted to members of the United States Congress. SARL was formally created in 2006 to promote policy solutions and innovation to serve the agricultural and rural communities of the United States and Canada. They hold an annual meeting attended by about 150 state legislators and more than 100 private and industry representatives, including the AVMA. This year’s meeting included sessions covering livestock housing, right to farm laws, local and state food labeling, rural energy, water quality and effective communication with urban and suburban consumers.