The American Farm Bureau Federation and Florida Farm Bureau presented Rep. Theodore Yoho (R-Fla.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
“Congressman Yoho is a firm advocate for agriculture. He consistently supports policies that help our farmers provide food security for our nation,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. He fought hard for farmers with his calls for commonsense reform and checking of federal overreach, especially when it came to ditching the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule, Duvall noted. He also worked diligently to reform the nation’s flawed immigration system. “Farm Bureau is grateful for his service and hard work on behalf of agriculture.”
The Florida Farm Bureau endorsed Yoho for the award because of his commitment in Congress to issues important to farmers and ranchers. Florida Farm Bureau appreciates that the congressman’s priorities align with those of its members.
“We are fortunate to have Rep. Yoho in Congress advocating for farmers and ranchers nationwide,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “His dedication to agriculture is evident through his leadership and eagerness to tackle tough issues facing rural America. Farm Bureau members applaud this worthy recognition for Rep. Yoho and his staunch commitment to sound agricultural policy.”
Yoho currently serves on the House Agriculture and Foreign Affairs committees. His work in the House includes leading the charge to achieve a legislative solution for livestock haulers who struggle to comply with the electronic logging device mandate as required under hours-of-service regulations, in addition to serving on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee.
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.