DATE: April 18, 2014
Contact: Russ Hendricks, (208)342-2688
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Legislator Honored by Farm Bureau
Representative Thyra Stevenson, (R-Lewiston) District 6, has received the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) “Friend of Agriculture” award.
IFBF President Frank Priestley stated “The Idaho Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Rep. Stevenson scored 96 percent in voting on selected bills that were important to agriculture and our members over the past two years. She has proven to be a great supporter of agriculture and we appreciate her dedication and service in the legislature.”
Every two years IFBF reviews the votes legislators cast on selected bills that are important to its membership. These bills are used to determine which legislators will receive the prestigious IFBF “Friend of Agriculture” award. This year six Idaho senators and twenty representatives will receive the coveted award.
“Representative Stevenson takes the time to study these important issues and make informed decisions,” Priestly said. “Agriculture is so important to our economy in Idaho. We believe it is important to let the community know who those lawmakers are that support agriculture.”
With over 70,000 Idaho families as members, the Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in Idaho. It is a voluntary, grassroots, dues-financed organization dedicated to strengthening agriculture and protecting the rights, values and property of our member families and their neighbors.