Wyoming’s Congressional Delegation all receive Friend of Farm Bureau Award – Dec. 14, 2020
United States Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., were each named a “Friend of Farm Bureau” for the 116th 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 2020 included trade, disaster relief, COVID-19 aid, and broadband, among others.
Senator Enzi, Senator Barrasso and Representative Cheney were nominated by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) and approved by the AFBF Board of Directors.
“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. They know who you are, they know your family, and they care about how issues impact us all here in the state.”
Senator Enzi’s Retirement
Fornstrom also recognized retiring Senator Enzi’s long-standing service (24 years as U.S. Senator) to Wyoming and agriculture. “Senator Enzi has received this award numerous times during his tenure as our United States Senator,” Fornstrom stated. “He is in-step with Wyoming beliefs. Whenever he is around, he doesn’t expect any special treatment. He speaks eloquently and has worked hard for Wyoming.”
“We wish Senator Enzi the best,” Fornstrom concluded. “With all of the years spent representing Wyoming, he deserves a long and fulfilling retirement.”