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Bartlett receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

November 12, 2012

U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of the 6th Congressional District recently was honored for his dedication and service to the farm community, receiving the Friend of Farm Bureau Award.

The award is the Farm Bureau’s method of recognizing members of Congress who have voted with the farm community on priority issues over the two-year term of each Congress. The award program began in 1996, and this year marks its ninth biannual presentation.

To qualify for the award, a legislator must have scored a 60 percent or better voting record on priority bills and amendments identified by the national office. Legislators must be nominated by their state farm bureau board of directors and the American Farm Bureau Federation’s board makes the final award decisions.

Bartlett has been dedicated to the farm community. He has cast key votes in support of farmers.

Maryland Farm Bureau is a private, nonprofit membership organization committed to promoting and protecting Maryland agriculture and rural life. It is controlled by its members through the democratic process and is financed by voluntary membership dues. Its strength comes from the active participation of more than 38,000 member families who belong to the state’s 23 county farm bureaus.

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