LINCOLN, NEB. – All five members of the Nebraska congressional delegation have received the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award for the 116th Congress. The awards are given at the end of each Congress to lawmakers based on individual voting records on Farm Bureau priority issues which in 2020 included, trade, disaster relief, COVID-19 aid, and broadband, among others. Nebraska Farm Bureau nominated the members of the delegation for the awards.
“We are very fortunate to have elected leaders working in Washington, D.C. who understand and appreciate the important role agriculture plays in our state. Their hard work and dedication to supporting policies that help Nebraska farm and ranch families is to be commended. We are proud to have the American Farm Bureau recognize all five members of our state’s congressional delegation for their leadership and service,” said Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau president.
Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse received the AFBF Friend of Farm Bureau award, as did Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Dist.1), Rep. Don Bacon (R-Dist.2), and Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Dist.3).
“We look forward to continuing to work with the members of the delegation on initiatives that will grow opportunities for Nebraska agriculture. As has been proven time and again, when farm and ranch families and the agricultural economy do well, the people and state of Nebraska do well,” said Nelson.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.