American Farm Bureau Honors Congressman Collins
Congressman Chris Collins today announced being named a Friend of the Farm Bureau for the 113th Congress by The American Farm Bureau Federation.
“Supporting Western New York's farmers is one of my highest priorities,” said Congressman Collins. “I am honored to have been selected as a Friend of the Farm Bureau for the 113th Congress by The American Farm Bureau Federation. Here in Western New York, farmers form the foundation of our local community and economy. I take a tremendous amount of pride in doing all I can to ensure that the farming community’s needs are met. Recently, I have led the fight against the EPA and the crippling overregulation the agency is attempting to impose on farmers due to changes in the Clean Water Act.”
“I recognize the struggles farmers face. The last thing they need is unnecessary and excessive government regulations, which is why I will continue to provide farmers the necessary support and protection needed to grow their businesses.”
The Friend of the Farm Bureau is given to individuals who have supported Farm Bureau issues, as demonstrated by their voting records, and who were nominated by their respective state's Farm Bureau.
“The Friend of Farm Bureau honor recognizes Rep. Chris Collins’ voting record on American Farm Bureau Federation's priority issues in Congress,” said Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau President. “His support for the Farm Bill and his outstanding efforts to protect family farms from the overregulation of the Clean Water Act are much appreciated. New York Farm Bureau would like to congratulate Rep. Collins for receiving this award and thank him for his hard work on behalf of the state’s family farms.”