Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Legislative News

Idaho Farm Bureau Hosts Freshman Lawmakers

Boise--The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation welcomed a handful of newly-elected lawmakers at luncheon Tuesday.

"One of the things we are proud of saying is that we are a grassroots organization. What that means is that our policies--our official positions on a variety of issues, start as resolution from a member at the county farm bureau level," said Idaho Farm Bureau President Frank Priestley, who addressed the incoming lawmakers.

Priestley went to say that the IFBF promotes one of the most critical elements of Idaho's economy. "Idaho agriculture was directly or indirectly responsible for $21-billion dollars in total sales, 20-percent of the Idaho's total sales. Ag also generated nearly 157-thousand jobs, 17 percent of the State's total workforce."

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