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Wyoming's Congressional Delegation all receive Friend of Farm Bureau Award

 

November 22, 2018

Courtesy Kerin Clark Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation

Top: United States Senator Mike Enzi (center) received the "Friend of Farm Bureau" award for the 115th Congress. Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Cole Coxbill (left) and WyFB President Todd Fornstrom (right) presented Senator Enzi with the award at the organization's 99th annual meeting held in November.

November 15, 2018-United States Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., were each named a "Friend of Farm Bureau" for the 115th Congress for their support of America's farmers and ranchers and food security for consumers. This award, presented by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), is given to members of Congress who have supported Farm Bureau's position on policy issues as demonstrated by their voting records.

Courtesy Kerin Clark Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation

United States Senator John Barrasso (center) received the "Friend of Farm Bureau" award for the 115th Congress. Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Cole Coxbill (left) and WyFB President Todd Fornstrom (right) presented Senator Barrasso with the award at the organization's 99th annual meeting held in November.

Senator Enzi and Senator Barrasso spoke to Wyoming Farm Bureau members last week at the 99th annual meeting of the organization. Senator Enzi reflected on both Senators attending the meeting, "That is how important you are," Senator Enzi told the farmers and ranchers. "Thank you for all you do to make sure agriculture is heard in Washington."

"In Wyoming, agriculture has a long and proud history. We know if agriculture is strong, so are our western communities," Senator Barrasso said. "I will continue to fight against Washington overreach."

Representative Cheney's award was accepted on her behalf by Cheney's staff member Jackie King.

Senator Enzi, Senator Barrasso and Representative Cheney were nominated by the Wyoming Farm Bureau and approved by the AFBF Board of Directors. Voting records are based on issues selected by the AFBF Board.

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general agriculture organization. Members work together from the grassroots to develop agricultural policy, programs and services to enhance the rural lifestyle of Wyoming.

 

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