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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman John Rose (TN-06)

October 21, 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The American Farm Bureau Federation announced U.S. Representative John Rose (TN-6) has received the prestigious ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ Award. The award recognizes Members of Congress who vote in support of legislation for America’s farmers, ranchers and agriculture producers. 

“I want to thank the Tennessee Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federation for all they do for our nation’s farmers and for honoring me with the ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ Award,” said Representative Rose. “As a farmer and voting member of the Farm Bureau, I know firsthand that agriculture is essential not only to our local economy, but to the success of the entire nation. I will continue to promote policies that support our farmers and agriculture producers in Tennessee and across the nation.”

In the 116th Congress, Representative Rose has taken bold action to protect the agriculture industry in the Sixth Congressional District, including:

  1. Voting in favor of the bipartisan United States Mexico Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA), which will increase agricultural exports to the world by $2.2 billion.
  2. Cosponsoring the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act (H.R. 7883) to provide support to agricultural fairs for losses sustained due to COVID-19.
  3. Cosponsoring Real MEAT Act (H.R. 4881) to ensure that consumers can make informed decisions in choosing between meat products such as beef and imitation meat by ending deceptive labeling and marketing on non-meat products.

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Friend of Farm Bureau” is given to those individuals who have supported Farm Bureau issues, as shown by their voting records, and who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureau and approved by the Board of Directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The voting records were based on priority issues selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

U.S. Representative John Rose represents Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their son, Guy. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White, and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties.