Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) has been awarded the Friend of Farm Bureau Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The Friend of Farm Bureau Award is reserved for legislators who support the priorities of AFBF, the unified national voice of agriculture.
"The hard work of our farmers, ranchers, and producers ensures the United States has the safest and most affordable food supply in the world," said Carter. "Agriculture is responsible for employing one in seven Georgians and it is critical Congress supports the needs of Georgia's top industry. I am honored to receive this award and I will continue fighting for Georgia's famers to ensure their voice is heard in Congress."
In awarding the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, AFBF considered the votes legislators cast on legislation pertaining to food security and safety, regulatory reform, technology and trade. The AFBF Board of Directors, on which Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long serves, established these priority issues.
“We're extremely grateful for the support we received from Congressman Carter,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long said. “Congressman Carter voted with the Farm Bureau's position on key agricultural issues, which was essential to the continued success of Georgia farmers, during the 114th Congress.”
The first recipients of the Friend of Farm Bureau Award were announced in September 1996 and have been announced every other September thereafter near the end of subsequent congresses.
Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state's largest general farm organization and has 158 county offices. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, state and national activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors.