The American Farm Bureau Federation has honored House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas with its Golden Plow award. This award is the highest recognition the organization bestows on members of Congress. The Oklahoma Farm Bureau nominated Lucas for the award because of his critical work last year on the farm bill and legislation to keep ag exports growing - as well as helping to ensure reviews of regulations affecting agriculture. Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman says Lucas understands agriculture because it is part of his life. Stallman says there is never a doubt about the commitment of Chairman Lucas to America’s farm and ranch families.
Lucas said he was honored and pleased to accept the Golden Plow award. He said he has worked hard to be a strong voice for American agriculture because he knows how important it is to the nation. Lucas said he will continue to work to maintain the investment in rural America and ensure that poor farm policy is not one of the challenges farmers face.
AFBF’s Golden Plow award recognizes members of Congress for distinguished agricultural leadership and support of Farm Bureau policies. Recipients are chosen based on having a philosophy or record that demonstrates a commitment to: the private enterprise system; sound agricultural policies supported by Farm Bureau; fiscal conservatism; and reduced federal regulations on businesses and individuals. a