Sidney Herald: Daines receives award for being ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., has announced that he was recognized by the American Farm Bureau with its “Friend of Farm Bureau” award for his strong support of agriculture and his advocacy on behalf of Montana farmers and ranchers.

 The American Farm Bureau Federation gives the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award to members of Congress who have led on issues critical to farmers and ranchers across the country, supported Farm Bureau issues, as demonstrated by their voting records and who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureau.

 Daines was presented with the award on Wednesday by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation.

 “Agriculture is Montana’s number one economic driver and I’m honored to be recognized for working on their behalf,” Daines said.

 Nicole Rolf, director of National Affairs, Montana Farm Bureau Federation: “We are very excited to present this award to Sen. Daines. He has been a real champion for agriculture and rural Montana. Whether it’s supporting good legislation to protect farmers from harmful rules and inconsistent regulations, protecting the safety net provided in the Farm Bill, working to preserve important tax provisions and get rid of others that unfairly burden farmers and ranchers, he’s been there to fight for us. We thank Sen. Daines for his work and appreciate that he always remembers the importance of Montana agriculture and the people who make their living farming and ranching in our state.”