The American Farm Bureau Federation named Congressman Dan Meuser (R-9) as a “Friend of the Farm Bureau” for the 117th Congress.

“As a member of Congress, I have been dedicated to advocating for and supporting our farmers and producers,” said Meuser in a press release. “I am pleased to receive the ‘Friend of the Farm Bureau’ award for the 117th Congress.

“Farmers are a vital part of our economy, and I will continue to support policies that will benefit our agricultural communities and the millions of people they feed.”

“On behalf of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, we’d like to congratulate U.S. Representative Dan Meuser and thank him for supporting legislation that benefits agriculture,” said Rick Ebert, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau president and Westmoreland County dairy farmer, in the release.

“The support from our ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ award recipients helps preserve the future of family farms in Pennsylvania, maintain our ability to produce safe and affordable food for consumers, and provide resources to assist farmers in implementing environmentally friendly practices on the farm.”

Meuser pointed to several pieces of legislation as proof of his support for fighting against burdensome taxes and regulations, promoting Pennsylvania dairy, and strengthening the agriculture sector, including cosponsoring H.R.8069 (Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act) and H.R.6658 (Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2022).

Meuser was joined in the farm bureau honor by 15 other PA Representatives in Congress, including Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-2), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1), Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-15), Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-5), and Congressman Conor Lamb (D-17). As for the other half of Congress, both Senator Bob Casey and Senator Pat Toomey were named “Friend of the Farm Bureau” as well.

The American Farm Bureau Federation has about six million members nationally.

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