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Huelskamp receives Farm Bureau honor

Special to The Hays Daily News

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Farm Bureau awarded First District Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for service to the agriculture community during the 112th Congress. Huelskamp is a fifth-generation farmer from Fowler.

"I am honored to receive the Friend of Farm Bureau Award. As a farmer myself, I understand the challenges that farmers across the state face day in and day out. The Big First District has a long history of Agriculture that continues to be the driving force of our economy," he said. "Kansas agriculture continues to feed and fuel America and the world. I am pleased and honored to stand up for Kansas Agriculture, and will continue to fight for our rural way of life."

The "Friend of Farm Bureau" award is given in each Congress to those members who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.