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Posted on Aug 04, 2020 at 0:00 AM

MACON, Ga. – The Georgia Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federation presented Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) with the AFBF’s Golden Plow award today. This award is the highest honor the national farming organization gives to sitting members of Congress. 

Georgia Farm Bureau was proud to nominate Rep. Bishop for this prestigious award because of his exemplary work on behalf of U.S. agriculture and his commitment to addressing the needs of both his constituent farmers and their counterparts across the nation. 


“Without the leadership of members like Congressman Bishop, American agriculture would be in a far worse position in Washington, D.C., and the increasingly interconnected world in which our farmers compete,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long said, “Georgia’s farmers are fortunate to have Congressman Bishop serving in the nation’s capital.”


Bishop has prioritized “what the farmers need” from disaster relief to agriculture research funding, and as Chairman on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, he is a leader on a range of issues including labor reform, taxation, trade, and farm bill implementation.  He was also instrumental in working to get relief for farmers in Southwest Georgia that were devastated by Hurricane Michael two years ago.   


AFBF’s Golden Plow award recognizes members of Congress who exemplify agricultural leadership and support of Farm Bureau policies. Recipients are chosen for having a philosophy or record that demonstrates a commitment to sound agricultural policies supported by Farm Bureau, the private enterprise system, fiscal conservatism and reduced federal regulation of businesses and individuals.

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