10.07.16

Gardner Receives “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was presented with the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award by the Colorado Farm Bureau at a ceremony at Sakata Farms in Brighton. According to the Colorado Farm Bureau, the award is given to members of Congresswho work to support agriculture and rural Colorado.” 

 

Gardner is a passionate advocate for farmers, ranchers and rural Coloradans. He has spent his time in public office championing agriculture. Gardner received the award every year as a state legislator dating back to 2006 and was honored at the end of each Congress when he represented Colorado’s fourth congressional district in 2012 and 2014. In August, Gardner concluded his Second Annual Colorado Farm Tour – meeting with local farm bureaus, traveling over 1,600 miles, making more than 30 stops, and visiting 27 counties on the Western Slope and Eastern Plains.  

 

“It’s a great honor to receive the Friend of Farm Bureau award from the Colorado Farm Bureau,” said Gardner. “Growing up in rural Colorado and working at my family’s farm implement dealership in Yuma, I developed a deep appreciation for agriculture and understand how important it is to rural communities across the Centennial state. More than 36,000 farms and ranches throughout the state contribute to countless jobs and play a major role in Colorado’s economy. Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach to regulation often hurts our farmers and ranchers, and I’ll continue to push for fewer regulations, and instead champion policies that help the agricultural industry thrive.”

 

"It's gratifying to see Senator Gardner's support for agriculture and food production, and it is reflected in his votes. We thank him for his service and support with one of Farm Bureau's highest legislative honors,” CFB president Don Shawcroft said. 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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