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Rep. Joness honored

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 10, 2004 2:06 AM

WASHINGTON - North Carolina Farm Bureau officials Friday honored Third District Congressman Walter Jones with their Friend of Farm Bureau Award. The Farm Bureau honors members of Congress for their voting records on issues critical to North Carolina farmers. Congressman Jones has received the award in each of the five terms he has served in Congress.

"I am honored to accept this award from such a great organization," Jones said. "Farmers make up such a large part of my district, and I always try to keep their concerns at the top of my agenda."

"Congressman Jones deserves the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for not only his hard work and dedication to the farmers and rural people of our state, but because he is a strong supporter of agriculture as shown by his voting record," said Larry Wooten, president of N.C. Farm Bureau.

Wooten nominated Jones for the award, and American Farm Bureau's Board of Directors voted in favor of the recognition.