“Senators Klobuchar and Franken continue to demonstrate their commitment and support to agriculture. Senator Klobuchar’s leadership on the Senate Agriculture Committee has been instrumental for passage and implementation of the Farm Bill. Senator Franken was a leader in writing and securing an energy title in the farm bill and his ability to represent agriculture in other committees has been very helpful,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “Both Minnesota Senators continue to be champions for renewable fuels, rail and propane issues, and advocates for agricultural labor reform. They both deserve our thanks for sharing Farm Bureau’s dedication to enhancing the lives of farm families 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.