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Sept. 30 – Majority of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation receive Farm Bureau Award

Dublin Business Journal

September 30, 2016 –Thirteen members of Georgia’s U.S. Congressional Delegation who are recipients of the Friend of Farm Bureau Award recently announced by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

AFBF gives the award at the end of each Congress to legislators who have at least a 60 percent voting record in agreement with AFBF priority issues.

Georgia legislators receiving the award are: Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Reps. Rick Allen, Sanford Bishop, Buddy Carter, Doug Collins, Tom Graves, Jody Hice, Barry Loudermilk, Tom Price, Austin Scott, Lynn Westmoreland and Rob Woodall.

Perdue, serving his first term in the U.S. Senate, is a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. Allen and Scott serve on the House Agriculture Committee, where Scott chairs the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit. Bishop serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee in Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies. Hice is a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

In awarding the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, AFBF considered the votes legislators cast on legislation pertaining to food security and safety, regulatory reform, technology and trade. The AFBF Board of Directors, on which Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long serves, established these priority issues.

“We’re extremely grateful for the support we receive from our members of Congress, which is essential to the continued success of Georgia farmers” Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long said. “These members voted with Farm Bureau’s position on numerous key agricultural issues during the 114th Congress.”

The first recipients of the Friend of Farm Bureau Award were announced in September 1996 and have been announced every other September thereafter near the end of subsequent congresses.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization and has 158 county offices. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, state and national activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors. GFB offers its members a wide variety of benefits, including insurance, but enrollment in member benefits is optional and not a requirement for membership.

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