Gardner earns “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award
COLO. – Known as a champion for agriculture, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) was honored to earn the “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award this week, which is given out by the American Farm Bureau.
“Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of this country,” Gardner said. “We must not penalize them with frivolous regulations on things like dust, and we must continue to open up more channels for free trade. Strong exports not only lift up the agricultural community but our entire economy as well.”
In the House of Representatives, Farm Bureau priorities included the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, Agriculture Appropriations Act of 2012, the Korean, Panamanian and Columbian Free Trade Agreements, Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act and full repeal of the Affordable Care Act of 2012.
“The Friend of Farm Bureau Award is our thanks for fighting for Colorado farm and ranch families in Congress”, said Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president. “The Senators and Representatives designated for this award understand how difficult it has been to grow food and fiber in this formidable drought. They also understand the need to increase world trade as well as eliminate unnecessary regulatory burdens.”
Gardner first earned the “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award in 2006 as member of the Colorado State Legislature. He has been honored to receive it every year since and continues to promote the interests of farmers and ranchers through his work in Congress. Gardner has also received the Colorado Farm Bureau Pinnacle Award, which is the organization’s highest honor.