November 29, 2022—The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) recently presented the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award to United States Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and United States Senator Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., for the 114th Congress for their support of America’s farmers and ranchers and food security for consumers. This award, presented by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), is given at the end of each Congress to lawmakers who have supported Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues as demonstrated by their voting records. The individual voting records on Farm Bureau priority issues in 2022 included legislation pertaining to food security and safety, regulatory reform, technology and trade. The AFBF Board of Directors, on which WyFB President Todd Fornstrom serves, established these priority issues. Senator Barrasso and Senator Lummis were nominated by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation and approved by the AFBF Board of Directors. Senator Barrasso accepted his award while speaking at the 103rd WyFB Annual Meeting Nov. 11 in Casper. Senator Lummis delivered video remarks on Nov. 12 and her award was accepted by her staff member Jackie King. “Our Wyoming delegation is very supportive of agriculture,” said Todd Fornstrom, WyFB President. “We always appreciate the work they do for Wyoming agriculture and rural Wyoming.” “They connect with us frequently and understand the issues on which we are working,” he continued. According to Fornstrom, we often take for granted how accessible Wyoming’s Congressional Delegation is to their constituents. “Whether you see them in Wyoming or walk into their offices in Washington, D.C., it is more than just talking issues,” Fornstrom concluded. “They know who you are, they know your family, and they care about how issues impact us all here in the state.” The mission of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is to represent the voices of Wyoming farmers and ranchers through grassroots policy development while focusing on protecting private property rights, strengthening agriculture, and supporting farm and ranch families through advocacy, education, and leadership development.