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American Farm Bureau Federation
Friend of Farm Bureau - 106th Congress

The “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is given at the end of each Congress to those members of Congress who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

This award is based upon voting records on AFBF’s priority issues established by the Board of Directors, number of bills that a member has sponsored and co-sponsored, specific leadership role for Farm Bureau on priority issues, and how accessible and responsive that member is to Farm Bureau members and leaders. In addition, the state Farm Bureau lists any other specific reasons why that member should receive this award.

ALABAMA
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R)
Sen. Richard Shelby (R)
Rep. Sonny Callahan (R)
Rep. Terry Everett (R)
Rep. Bob Riley (R)
Rep. Robert Aderholt (R)
Rep. Robert Cramer, Jr. (D)
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R)

ALASKA
Sen. Frank Murkowski (R)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R)
Rep. Don Young (R)

ARIZONA
Rep. Bob Stump (R)
Rep. John Shadegg (R)
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R)
Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R)

ARKANSAS
Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R)
Sen. Blanche L. Lincoln (D)
Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R)
Rep. Marion Berry (D)
Rep. Jay Dickey (R)

COLORADO
Sen. Wayne Allard (R)
Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R)
Rep. Scott McInnis (R)
Rep. Bob Schaffer (R)

CONNECTICUT
Rep. Nancy Johnson (R)

DELAWARE
Sen. William Roth, Jr. (R)

FLORIDA
Sen. Connie Mack (R)
Rep. Joe Scarborough (R)
Rep. Allen Boyd Jr. (D)
Rep. Tillie Fowler (R)
Rep. Karen Thurman (D)
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R)
Rep. John Mica (R)
Rep. Bill McCollum (R)
Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R)
Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R)
Rep. Jim Davis (D)
Rep. Charles Canady (R)
Rep. Dan Miller (R)
Rep. Porter Goss (R)
Rep. Dave Weldon (R)
Rep. Mark Foley (R)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R)
Rep. E. Clay Shaw (R)

IDAHO
Sen. Larry Craig (R)
Sen. Michael Crapo (R)
Rep. Michael Simpson (R)

ILLINOIS
Sen. Richard Durbin (D)
Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R)
Rep. Henry Hyde (R)
Rep. Philip Crane (R)
Rep. John Porter (R)
Rep. Jerry Weller (R)
Rep. Judy Biggert (R)
Rep. Dennis Hastert (R)
Rep. Tom Ewing (R)
Rep. Donald Manzullo (R)
Rep. Ray LaHood (R)
Rep. John Shimkus (R)

INDIANA
Sen. Richard Lugar (R)
Sen. B. Evan Bayh (D)
Rep. David McIntosh (R)
Rep. Tim Roemer (D)
Rep. Mark Edward Souder (R)
Rep. Steve Buyer (R)
Rep. Dan Burton (R)
Rep. Ed Pease (R)
Rep. Baron Hill (D)

IOWA
Sen. Charles Grassley (R)
Rep. Jim Leach (R)
Rep. Jim Nussle (R)
Rep. Leonard Boswell (D)
Rep. Greg Ganske (R)
Rep. Tom Latham (R)

KANSAS
Sen. Sam Brownback (R)
Sen. Pat Roberts (R)
Rep. Jerry Moran (R)
Rep. Jim Ryun (R)
Rep. Dennis Moore (D)
Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R)

KENTUCKY
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R)
Sen. Jim Bunning (R)
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R)
Rep. Ron Lewis (R)
Rep. Anne Northup (R)
Rep. Ken Lucas (D)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R)
Rep. Ernie Fletcher (R)

LOUISIANA
Sen. John Breaux (D)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D)
Rep. David Vitter (R)
Rep. William Jefferson (D)
Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R)
Rep. Jim McCrery (R)
Rep. John Cooksey (R)
Rep. Richard Baker (R)
Rep. Chris John (D)

MICHIGAN
Sen. Spencer Abraham (R)
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R)
Rep. Vern Ehlers (R)
Rep. Dave Camp (R)
Rep. Fred Upton (R)
Rep. Nick Smith (R)
Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R)

MINNESOTA
Sen. Rod Grams (R)
Rep. Gil Gutknecht (R)
Rep. David Minge (D)
Rep. Jim Ramstad (R)
Rep. Collin Peterson (D)

MISSISSIPPI
Sen. Thad Cochran (R)
Sen. Trent Lott (R)
Rep. Roger Wicker (R)
Rep. Chip Pickering, Jr. (R)
Rep. Ronnie Shows (D)

MISSOURI
Sen. Christopher Bond (R)
Sen. John Ashcroft (R)
Rep. James Talent (R)
Rep. Ike Skelton (D)
Rep. Pat Danner (D)
Rep. Roy Blunt (R)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R)
Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R)

MONTANA
Sen. Conrad Burns (R)
Rep. Rick Hill (R)

NEBRASKA
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R)
Rep. Doug Bereuter (R)
Rep. Lee Terry (R)
Rep. Bill Barrett (R)

NEVADA
Rep. James Gibbons (R)

NEW JERSEY
Rep. Marge Roukema (R)

NEW MEXICO
Sen. Pete Domenici (R)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D)
Rep. Heather Wilson (R)
Rep. Joe Skeen (R)

NEW YORK
Rep. Rick Lazio (R)
Rep. Peter King (R)
Rep.Vito Fossella (R)
Rep. Sue Kelly (R)
Rep. John Sweeney (R)
Rep. John McHugh (R)
Rep. James Walsh (R)
Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R)
Rep. Jack Quinn (R)
Rep. Amo Houghton, Jr. (R)

NORTH CAROLINA
Sen. Jesse Helms (R)
Rep. Eva Clayton (D)
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D)
Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. (R)
Rep. David Price (D)
Rep. Richard Burr (R)
Rep. Howard Coble (R)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D)
Rep. Robin Hayes (R)
Rep. Sue Myrick (R)
Rep. Cass Ballenger (R)
Rep. Charles Taylor (R)

OHIO
Sen. Mike DeWine (R)
Rep. Rob Portman (R)
Rep. Michael Oxley (R)
Rep. Paul E. Gillmor (R)
Rep. David Hobson (R)
Rep. John Boehner (R)
Rep. John Kasich (R)
Rep. Deborah Pryce (R)
Rep. Ralph Regula (R)
Rep. Steven LaTourette (R)

OKLAHOMA
Sen. Don Nickles (R)
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R)
Rep. Steve Largent (R)
Rep. Tom Coburn (R)
Rep. Wes Watkins (R)
Rep. J.C. Watts (R)
Rep. Ernest Istook (R)
Rep. Frank Lucas (R)

OREGON
Sen. Gordon Smith (R)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D)
Rep. Greg Walden (R)

PENNSYLVANIA
Sen. Rick Santorum (R)
Rep. John Peterson (R)
Rep. Tim Holden (D)
Rep. Curt Weldon (R)
Rep. James Greenwood (R)
Rep. Bud Shuster (R)
Rep. Donald Sherwood (R)
Rep. Patrick Toomey (R)
Rep. Joseph Pitts (R)
Rep. George Gekas (R)
Rep. William Goodling (R)
Rep. Phillip English (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA
Sen. Strom Thurmond (R)
Rep. Floyd Spence (R)
Rep. Lindsey Graham (R)
Rep. Jim DeMint (R)

SOUTH DAKOTA
Rep. John Thune (R)

TENNESSEE
Sen. Bill Frist (R)
Sen. Fred Thompson (R)
Rep. William Jenkins (R)
Rep. Van Hilleary (R)
Rep. Bob Clement (D)
Rep. Bart Gordon (D)
Rep. Ed Bryant (R)
Rep. John Tanner (D)

TEXAS
Sen. Phil Gramm (R)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)
Rep. Max Sandlin (D)
Rep. Jim Turner (D)
Rep. Sam Johnson (R)
Rep. Ralph Hall (D)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R)
Rep. Joe Barton (R)
Rep. Kevin Brady (R)
Rep. Chet Edwards (D)
Rep. Kay Granger (R)
Rep. William Thornberry (R)
Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D)
Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D)
Rep. Larry Combest (R)
Rep. Lamar Smith (R)
Rep. Henry Bonilla (R)
Rep. Martin Frost (D)
Rep. Ken Bentsen (D)
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D)

UTAH
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R)
Sen. Robert Bennett (R)
Rep. James Hansen (R)
Rep. Merrill Cook (R)
Rep. Christopher Cannon (R)

VERMONT
Sen. Jim Jeffords (R)

VIRGINIA
Sen. Charles Robb (D)
Sen. John Warner (R)
Rep. Herbert Bateman (R)
Rep. Owen Pickett (D)
Rep. Norman Sisisky (D)
Rep. Virgil Goode, Jr. (I)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R)
Rep. Thomas Bliley (R)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R)

WASHINGTON
Sen. Slade Gorton (R)
Sen. Patty Murray (D)
Rep. Jack Metcalf (R)
Rep. Richard "Doc" Hastings (R)
Rep. George Nethercutt (R)
Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R)
Rep. Adam Smith (D)

WISCONSIN
Rep. Paul Ryan (R)
Rep. Thomas Petri (R)
Rep. Mark Green (R)

WYOMING
Sen. Craig Thomas (R)
Sen. Mike Enzi (R)
Rep. Barbara Cubin (R)