“Congressman Peterson has continued to demonstrate his commitment and support to agriculture. A five-year farm bill was passed because of his leadership as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Agriculture. We need him in office for two more years to ensure that USDA implements the farm bill correctly. We also need him there as a leader opposing EPA’s proposed overreach on the definition of ‘Waters of the United States’,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “Congressman Peterson is a champion for Minnesota agriculture, and he deserves our thanks for sharing Farm Bureau’s dedication to enhancing the lives of farm families in the 7th Congressional District and across the state.”
The “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is given to individuals who have supported Farm Bureau issues, as demonstrated by their voting records. The voting records were based on issues selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.
Members of the Minnesota delegation who received the 2014 “Friend of Farm Bureau” award are Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Tim Walz, John Kline, Erik Paulsen and Collin Peterson.
Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.