Rep. McMorris Rodgers Proud to Receive 2013 “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award
Washington, D.C. –Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) was honored yesterday by the Washington Farm Bureau (WFB) with their 2013 “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award. 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 honoredto accept this very special award,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “I am proud to work with the Washington Farm Bureau to accomplish our shared goals, including the expansion of new trade markets, reduction of energy prices, and the discontinuation of burdensome and unnecessary regulations. I will continue to fight every day for Eastern Washington’s farmers and ranchers in our community.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which covers many issues that affect Eastern Washington’s agriculture 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 America’s farmers and ranchers. She is also a strong champion of the Agriculture Research Service. She was instrumental in securing a one-year extension of the farm bill.
To learn more about Rep. McMorris Rodgers’s work for Eastern Washington’s agriculture community, click here.