Monday, October 20, 2014

Just in from Boise

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson awarded Friends of Farm Bureau Award

Boise--Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson was awarded his 8th consecutive Friend of Farm Bureau Award this morning in Boise.

Idaho Farm Bureau Executive Director Rick Keller and Legislative Director Russ Hendricks awarded the Congressman the coveted award. "We appreciate all you do for the Farm Bureau," said Keller. 

"I've won the award through each term, I hope to keep that streak alive," said Congressman Simpson.

The "Friend of Farm Bureau' award is given at the end of each Congress to those members of Congress who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

The award is base on voting records on AFBF's priority issues established by the Board of Directors, number of bills that member has sponsored and co-sponsored,  specific leaderships role for Farm Bureau priority issues and how accessible and responsive that member is to Farm Bureau members and leaders. In addition, the state Farm Bureau lists any other specific reasons why that member should receive the bill.

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