McMorris Rodgers Receives 2012 Friend of Farm Bureau Award
Washington, D.C. –Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) was honored by the Washington Farm Bureau (WFB) with their 2012 Friend of Farm Bureau Award, her office announced today. The WFB is the state’s largest general farm organization, representing the economic and social interests of more than 41,000 member families. The award is presented to members of the state’s Congressional delegation who achieved an 80 percent or greater vote on significant legislation identified by the WFB.
“As someone who grew up on a farm in Eastern Washington, and with agriculture being our number one industry, I am honored to accept the 2012 Friend of Farm Bureau Award,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “I am proud to work with the Washington Farm Bureau on shared priorities, including expanding trade markets, reducing energy prices, stopping burdensome regulations, and passing a new farm bill. I will continue to fight every day for Eastern Washington’s farmers and ranchers and our entire community.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers was a conferee on the 2007 farm bill and she is a vocal advocate for a new farm bill. She is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which covers many issues that affect Eastern Washington’s ag industry, including oversight over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She helped lead the fight against the EPA’s dust particulate regulations, which would have been devastating to our farmers and ranchers. She is also a strong champion of the Agriculture Research Service.
To learn more about Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ work for Eastern Washington’s ag community, click here.