Thompson received the award during a presentation before 150 farmers from Pennsylvania, who are in Washington D.C. to participate in Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s National Legislative Conference.
AFBF selected Thompson as the lone recipient of the Golden Plow Award this year.
“When members of Congress work to ensure that farmers and ranchers can continue to raise animals, plant seeds, harvest crops and be productive, they are plowing fertile ground for agriculture, our economy and our food security,” said AFBF Executive Vice President and Treasurer Julie Anna Potts.
“More than anything, the Golden Plow is Farm Bureau’s way of saying ‘thank you’ for standing up for American agriculture. Congressman Thompson is a deserving recipient of this award.”
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau nominated Thompson for the award because of his support for the recently passed farm bill, his commitment to reducing regulatory red tape and burdens on farmers, and his leadership in addressing Environmental Protection Agency-related challenges that threaten the very foundation of agriculture.
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