01/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/11/2019 19:39
ATLANTA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., introduced a Senate resolution this week recognizing the 100th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation and celebrating its long history representing farmers across the United States.
'The American Farm Bureau has worked tirelessly for 100 years to foster growth for all sectors of agriculture in Georgia and across the United States,' said Isakson. 'The American Farm Bureau is currently led by a great Georgian, Zippy Duvall, who has been a staunch advocate for agriculture and farming in our state. I'm proud to join my Senate colleagues in recognizing this achievement, and I commend the American Farm Bureau on reaching this important milestone. Here's to another 100 years of success!'
'For the past 100 years, the American Farm Bureau has been a champion for farmers and rural communities across the country,' said Perdue. 'Agriculture is Georgia's number one industry and a major reason why our state continues to be the best state in the country in which to do business. We're fortunate to have Georgians like Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue leading the way toward a safer, stronger, and more abundant agricultural industry. Congratulations to all members of the Farm Bureau on this exciting milestone.'
Founded in 1919, the American Farm Bureau Federation is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed by and representing American farmers and ranchers whose mission is to 'enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.'
Duvall, a Greensboro, Ga., native, was elected president of the American Farm Bureau Federation in January 2016.
Contributing an annual $73 billion to Georgia's economy, agriculture is the state's leading industry. Additionally, Georgia is home to a larger variety of agricultural industries than almost any other state.
The Senate resolution recognizes the many contributions made by the American Farm Bureau Federation in helping shape agriculture policy through advocacy, education and grassroots efforts. It was introduced by Isakson, Perdue, and 48 of their Senate colleagues on Thursday, Jan. 10. Full text of the resolution is available here.