Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson was elected 56th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, ending three weeks of vacancy in the role.
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) praised Johnson's "strong history of supporting America’s farmers and ranchers," noting he's earned their ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ award multiple times.
“America’s families are relying on Speaker Johnson, and Congress, to focus on pressing needs, including completion of fiscal year 2024 appropriations and passage of a farm bill," says AFBF President Zippy Duvall. "The farm bill provides certainty to those who grow this nation’s food, fuel and fiber and plays a vital role in ensuring a safe and affordable food supply for everyone."
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