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September 22, 2022

Trone Named 2022 “Friend of Farm Bureau” for Supporting Maryland Agriculture


September 22, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, 

Trone Named 2022 “Friend of Farm Bureau” for Supporting Maryland Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Congressman David Trone (D-MD) was named a “Friend of Farm Bureau” for the 117th Congress, for his consistent support of Maryland agriculture. Trone has received this recognition during both of his terms in Congress for his leadership and advocacy in supporting Maryland’s farmers and food security for American consumers.

“I’m honored to receive the Friend of Farm Bureau award,” said Congressman David Trone. “Growing up on my family’s 200-acre chicken and hog farm, I have never turned away from the most pressing issues facing our farmers and agricultural sector, including supply chain and broadband infrastructure. In Congress, I will always represent the voices of our farming communities – you can count on it.”

“The support of this year’s Friend of Farm Bureau recipients helps to preserve the future of family farms in Maryland, maintain our ability to produce safe and affordable food, and provide resources to assist farmers in implementing environmentally friendly practices,” said Maryland Farm Bureau President Wayne Stafford. “We are very fortunate to have elected officials in Washington, D.C., who understand and appreciate the important role agriculture plays in our nation.”

The Friend of Farm Bureau award is presented at the end of each Congress to lawmakers based on individual voting records on Farm Bureau priority issues which, in 2021 and 2022, included emergency COVID assistance for farmers, rural broadband access, funding for infrastructure, and ocean shipping reform.

“Maryland’s farming community is the backbone of our state providing an abundant and reliable supply of food, renewable fuel, and fiber,” said Stafford. “Farm Bureau is honored to recognize these five members of Congress for their outstanding support that ensures our rural and urban agricultural communities continue to thrive.”

The Friend of Farm Bureau awards, which began in 1996, were presented during Maryland Farm Bureau’s Council of County Presidents Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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