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American Farm Bureau Federation
Friend of Farm Bureau - 108th 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
Sen. Richard Shelby
Rep. Jo Bonner
Rep. Terry Everett
Rep. Mike Rogers
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt
Rep. Robert E. Cramer
Rep. Spencer Bachus

ARIZONA
Sen. Jon Kyl
Rep. Rick Renzi
Rep. Trent Franks
Rep. John B. Shadegg
Rep. J. D. Hayworth
Rep. Jim Kolbe

ARKANSAS
Sen. Blanche Lincoln
Sen. Mark Pryor
Rep. John Boozman
Rep. Mike Ross

CALIFORNIA
Rep. Wally Herger
Rep. Doug Ose
Rep. John T. Doolittle
Rep. Richard W. Pombo
Rep. George Radanovich
Rep. Calvin M. Dooley
Rep. Devin Nunes
Rep. William M. Thomas
Rep. Elton Gallegly
Rep. Howard P. McKeon
Rep. David Dreier
Rep. Edward R. Royce
Rep. Jerry Lewis
Rep. Gary G. Miller
Rep. Ken Calvert
Rep. Mary Bono
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
Rep. Christopher Cox
Rep. Darrell E. Issa
Rep. Randy Cunningham
Rep. Duncan Hunter

COLORADO
Sen. Wayne Allard
Sen. Ben Campbell
Rep. Scott McInnis
Rep. Marilyn N. Musgrave
Rep. Joel Hefley
Rep. Thomas G. Tancredo
Rep. Bob Beauprez

CONNECTICUT
Rep. Nancy L. Johnson

GEORGIA
Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Sen. Zell Miller
Rep. Jack Kingston
Rep. Sanford D. Bishop
Rep. Johnny Isakson
Rep. John Linder
Rep. Mac Collins
Rep. Charlie Norwood
Rep. Nathan Deal
Rep. Phil Gingrey
Rep. Max Burns
Rep. David Scott

HAWAII
Sen. Daniel Akaka
Sen. Daniel Inouye

IDAHO
Sen. Larry Craig
Sen. Michael Crapo
Rep. C. L. Otter
Rep. Michael K. Simpson

ILLINOIS
Sen. Peter Fitzgerald
Rep. Henry J. Hyde
Rep. Philip M. Crane
Rep. Jerry Weller
Rep. Judy Biggert
Rep. J. Dennis Hastert
Rep. Donald A. Manzullo
Rep. Ray Lahood
Rep. John Shimkus

INDIANA
Sen. Richard Lugar
Rep. Chris Chocola
Rep. Mark E. Souder
Rep. Steve Buyer
Rep. Dan Burton
Rep. Mike Pence
Rep. John N. Hostettler

IOWA
Sen. Chuck Grassley
Rep. Jim Nussle
Rep. Tom Latham
Rep. Steve King

KANSAS
Sen. Sam Brownback
Sen. Pat Roberts
Rep. Jerry Moran
Rep. Jim Ryun
Rep. Todd Tiahrt

KENTUCKY
Sen. Jim Bunning
Sen. Mitch McConnell
Rep. Ed Whitfield
Rep. Ron Lewis
Rep. Ken Lucas
Rep. Harold Rogers
Rep. Ernie Fletcher

LOUISIANA
Sen. John Breaux
Sen. Mary Landrieu
Rep. David Vitter
Rep. W. J. Tauzin
Rep. Jim McCrery
Rep. Rodney Alexander
Rep. Richard H. Baker
Rep. Christopher John

MAINE
Sen. Susan Collins

MARYLAND
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett

MICHIGAN
Sen. Carl Levin
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Rep. Peter Hoekstra
Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers
Rep. Dave Camp
Rep. Fred Upton
Rep. Nick Smith
Rep. Mike Rogers
Rep. Joe Knollenberg
Rep. Candice S. Miller
Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter

MINNESOTA
Sen. Norm Coleman
Rep. Gil Gutknecht
Rep. John Kline
Rep. Jim Ramstad
Rep. Mark R. Kennedy
Rep. Collin C. Peterson

MISSISSIPPI
Sen. Thad Cochran
Sen. Trent Lott
Rep. Roger F. Wicker
Rep. Charles W. Pickering

MISSOURI
Sen. Christopher Bond
Sen. James Talent
Rep. W. Todd Akin
Rep. Sam Graves
Rep. Roy Blunt
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
Rep. Kenny C. Hulshof

MONTANA
Sen. Max Baucus
Sen. Conrad Burns
Rep. Dennis R. Rehberg

NEBRASKA
Sen. Chuck Hagel
Sen. Ben Nelson
Rep. Doug Bereuter
Rep. Lee Terry
Rep. Tom Osborne

NEVADA
Sen. John Ensign
Rep. Jim Gibbons
Rep. Jon C. Porter

NEW MEXICO
Sen. Pete Domenici
Rep. Heather Wilson
Rep. Stevan Pearce

NEW YORK
Rep. Peter T. King
Rep. Vito Fossella
Rep. John E. Sweeney
Rep. John M. McHugh
Rep. Sherwood Boehlert
Rep. James T. Walsh
Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds
Rep. Jack Quinn
Rep. Amo Houghton

NORTH CAROLINA
Sen. Elizabeth Dole
Rep. Walter B. Jones
Rep. Richard Burr
Rep. Howard Coble
Rep. Robin Hayes
Rep. Sue Wilkins Myrick
Rep. Cass Ballenger
Rep. Charles H. Taylor

OHIO
Sen. Mike Dewine
Sen. George Voinovich
Rep. Steve Chabot
Rep. Rob Portman
Rep. Michael R. Turner
Rep. Michael G. Oxley
Rep. Paul E. Gillmor
Rep. David L. Hobson
Rep. John A. Boehner
Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi
Rep. Steven C. Latourette
Rep. Deborah Pryce
Rep. Ralph Regula
Rep. Robert W. Ney

OKLAHOMA
Sen. James Inhofe
Rep. John Sullivan
Rep. Brad Carson
Rep. Frank D. Lucas
Rep. Tom Cole
Rep. Ernest J. Istook

OREGON
Sen. Gordon Smith
Rep. Greg Walden

PENNSYLVANIA
Sen. Rick Santorum
Sen. Arlen Specter
Rep. Phil English
Rep. Melissa A. Hart
Rep. John E. Peterson
Rep. Jim Gerlach
Rep. Curt Weldon
Rep. James C. Greenwood
Rep. Bill Shuster
Rep. Don Sherwood
Rep. Patrick J. Toomey
Rep. Joseph R. Pitts
Rep. Tim Murphy
Rep. Todd Russell Platts

SOUTH CAROLINA
Sen. Lindsey Graham
Rep. Henry E. Brown
Rep. Joe Wilson
Rep. J. Gresham Barrett
Rep. Jim Demint

SOUTH DAKOTA
Sen. John Thune
Rep. Stephanie Herseth

TENNESSEE
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Sen. Bill Frist
Rep. William L. Jenkins
Rep. John J. Duncan
Rep. Zach Wamp
Rep. Lincoln Davis
Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Rep. John S. Tanner

TEXAS
Sen. John Cornyn
Sen. Kay Hutchison
Rep. Max Sandlin
Rep. Jim Turner
Rep. Sam Johnson
Rep. Ralph M. Hall
Rep. Jeb Hensarling
Rep. Joe Barton
Rep. John Abney Culberson
Rep. Kevin Brady
Rep. Chet Edwards
Rep. Kay Granger
Rep. Mac Thornberry
Rep. Charles W. Stenholm
Rep. Larry Combest
Rep. Randy Neugebauer
Rep. Lamar S. Smith
Rep. Tom Delay
Rep. Henry Bonilla
Rep. Michael C. Burgess
Rep. John R. Carter
Rep. Pete Sessions

UTAH
Sen. Robert Bennett
Sen. Orrin Hatch
Rep. Rob Bishop
Rep. Jim Matheson
Rep. Chris Cannon

VIRGINIA
Sen. George Allen
Sen. John Warner
Rep. Jo Ann Davis
Rep. J. Randy Forbes
Rep. Virgil H. Goode
Rep. Bob Goodlatte
Rep. Eric Cantor
Rep. Frank R. Wolf

WASHINGTON
Rep. Doc Hastings
Rep. George R. Nethercutt

WEST VIRGINIA
Sen. Robert Byrd
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito

WISCONSIN
Rep. Paul Ryan
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner
Rep. Thomas E. Petri
Rep. Mark Green

WYOMING
Sen. Michael Enzi
Sen. Craig Thomas
Rep. Barbara Cubin