Visits Farm Bureau headquarters in Columbia
Posted on September 24, 2010
COLUMBIA, TN – Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today visited the Tennessee Farm Bureau headquarters in Columbia where he was presented with a “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The award is given to senators and members of Congress nationwide who have “supported and continuously voted for agriculture, rural communities, and Farm Bureau policy,” according to the Farm Bureau.
“Tennessee farmers are critical to our state’s economy, which is why I’m so grateful to win this award. Our state’s agricultural sector generates $44 billion annually and provides more than 300,000 jobs,” Alexander said. “In a year when our state has been hit by historic floods on top of a tough economy, I’m working to keep Washington policies as job-friendly and farm-friendly as possible.”
Alexander has worked with the Farm Bureau in support of expanding Tennessee farmers' access to foreign markets, reducing energy costs, promoting new alternative fuels made from crops that grow in Tennessee, preventing the credit crunch from making farm loans unavailable, and reducing burdensome regulations from the federal government.
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