Rep. James Comer (R-KY) was honored by the American Farm
Bureau Federation with its first Outstanding New Member of Congress award, presented at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention.
“Congressman Comer has been a good friend to agriculture not only in his home state of Kentucky, but to farmers and ranchers across the country,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We commend his tireless work on the House Agriculture Committee and as a member of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee.”
Kentucky Farm Bureau endorsed Comer for the award because of his commitment in Congress to issues important to farmers and ranchers.
One of those big issues is industrial hemp, which Comer helped to include as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. Congressman Comer participated in a workshop about the “comeback crop” and talked about it during a press conference at the convention.
AFBF19 Rep. James Comer press conference
Listen to hemp session here:
AFBF19 Industrial Hemp Session