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AFBF names recipients of Friend of Farm Bureau Award

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Sep 28, 2022 at 0:00 AM

By Georgia Farm Bureau

Eleven members of Georgia’s U.S. Congressional Delegation are recipients of the Friend of Farm Bureau Award recently announced by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for the 117th Congress. AFBF announces award recipients toward the end of each Congress to legislators who have a voting record that supports AFBF priority issues during that two-year Congress.

Georgia legislators receiving the award are: Reps. Buddy Carter, Sanford Bishop, Jr., Drew Ferguson, Hank Johnson, Nikema Williams, Lucy McBath, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Austin Scott, Rick Allen, David Scott and Sen. Jon Ossoff.

“Georgia Farm Bureau appreciates the support all members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation give Georgia agriculture,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall. “The members receiving this award supported Farm Bureau’s position on numerous key agricultural issues during the past two years with their votes, and we are proud to have them recognized.”

In awarding the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, AFBF considered the votes legislators cast on bills supporting agriculture and our rural communities.

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

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