NFB honors congressmen |

NFB honors congressmen

Jessica Fagundes
Nevada Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Clay McCauley presents Congressman Mark Amodei the Friend of Farm Bureau Award.

The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation has presented the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award this month to Congressman Mark Amodei, who represents Northern Nevada including Churchill County, and Congressman Joe Heck.

Each year, the “Friend of Farm Bureau award is given to those members of Congress who were nominated by Nevada Farm Bureau and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Board of Directors.

This award is based upon each congressman’s voting records on AFBF’s priority issues, the number of bills that a member sponsors and co-sponsors, his or her specific leadership role for Farm Bureau on priority issues and how accessible and responsive that member is to Farm Bureau members and leaders.

“We appreciate the support that Congressmen Amodei and Heck have shown for Nevada Farm Bureau and the Nevada farming and ranching community,” said Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs. “To have a friend in Congress is crucial to ensuring that our members’ issues and concerns are heard on a national level.”

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is Nevada’s largest, general agriculture organization. It is a member organization, which is guided by policy that has been created by and for Nevada farmer and rancher members. The organization works to promote, preserve and resolve challenges through advocacy, education and leadership. For more information about Nevada Farm Bureau, visit