Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Senator Crapo Awarded Friend of Farm Bureau Award

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo Awarded AFBF Friend of Farm Bureau Award

Boise--Idaho Farm Bureau Executive Director Rick Keller and Legislative Affairs Director Russ Hendricks awarded Idaho Senator Mike Crapo the American Farm Bureau's coveted Friend of Farm Bureau Award Tuesday afternoon in Boise.

"I'm honored, I look forward to each and every award," said Senator Crapo. "I've won the award every term and proudly display it in my office."

Executive Director Rick Keller told the Senator that Farm Bureau members appreciate the Senators Service. "We appreciate all that you do, you've helped us in the past and we look forward to working with you in future."

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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