“Representative Walz continues to demonstrate his commitment and support to agriculture,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “Through his leadership on the House Committee on Agriculture, Representative Walz has been a strong advocate through passage and implementation of the Farm Bill. In addition, his support for Minnesota’s farmers and landowners in standing up to the Environmental Protection Agency to oppose the proposed bureaucratic overreach on the definition of “Waters of the United States” is appreciated by Minnesota Farm Bureau. He deserves our thanks for sharing Farm Bureau’s dedication to enhancing the lives of farm families in the 1st 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.