CBS19: Spanberger receives award for support of crop and livestock producers
Representative Abigail Spanberger has received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award from the American Farm Bureau Federation for her support of crop and livestock producers in Central Virginia and rural communities.
According to a news release, the award is presented to members of Congress who have supported the Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues, been nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus, and have been approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors.
A statement below from Spanberger after receiving the award:
“In my office on Capitol Hill, I have a sign that reads ‘If you ate today, thank a farmer.’ Few phrases could sum it up better. Day in and day out, the tireless work of American farmers and ranchers puts food on the table for millions and millions of families. Their efforts not only stave off hunger at home and across the world, they also generate tremendous value for our nation’s economy,” said Spanberger. “I’ve been proud to support legislation that benefits and strengthens opportunity for farmers in Central Virginia and across the United States, and I’m honored to receive this recognition from the American Farm Bureau Federation. I look forward to continuing my work on the Agriculture Committee, and I will continue reaching across the aisle in the U.S. House to build bipartisan support for legislation that improves profitability, increases market stability, and incentivizes innovation in the American ag industry for years to come.”