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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award Recognized as Advocate for Family Farmers

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Washington, October 15, 2018 | comments

Washington, DC—Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22), receives “Friend of the Farm Bureau” award for her work in the 115th Congress. The American Farm Bureau Federation gives the Friend of Farm Bureau award to members of Congress who have supported Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues, as demonstrated by their voting records, and who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the AFBF Board of Directors.

“Farms are the lifeblood of our local economy and a vital part of our upstate heritage. In New York, our dairy farmers have experienced severe hardships. Unfair trade deals and bad policies in Albany has pushed our farmers to the brink of bankruptcy. Since my first day as a member of Congress, it’s been my top priority to fix this serious problem jeopardizing the survival of the great tradition of family farming. I’ve fought and helped enact real solutions to ensure our agricultural community can grow and prosper once again. I’ve listened to the problems facing our farmers and been their voice in Washington, fighting for real change and delivering on our promises,” said Rep. Claudia Tenney. “It is a distinct honor to be recognized by the Farm Bureau for our office’s work and strong advocacy for upstate farmers in Congress.”

In Congress, Rep. Tenney has delivered on promises she’s made to our farmers in the 22nd District.

She has led the charge against the negative impact of the Canadian Class 7 milk pricing scheme which was eliminated as part of the new United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). She is also a co-sponsor of the School Milk Nutrition Act which allows schools to offer low-fat (1%) milk to students rather than just fat-free and the WHOLE MILK Act which would allow schools to offer whole milk as an option to students. 

In addition, Rep. Tenney has held roundtables with local farmers in five counties through the district and brought the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to NY-22 to listen to the needs of local farmers.  

For more information about the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), please visit: https://www.fb.org/.

 

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