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November 27, 2002   Email to Friend 

FARMERS HONOR EVERETT WITH SERVICE TO AGRICULTURE AWARD
Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
November 27, 2002

Congressman Terry Everett
"MONTGOMERY, Ala., --" Alabama Congressman Terry Everett will receive the Service to Agriculture Award from the Alabama Farmers Federation at the organization's 81st annual meeting in Mobile, Dec. 9. It is the highest award presented by the Farmers Federation, which is the largest farm organization in the state.

More than 2,000 Federation members are expected to attend the two-day meeting held at the Mobile Civic Center Dec. 8-9. Everett, who was elected to Congress in 1992, will be honored in the second general session of the Federation's annual meeting from 9-10:30 a.m., Dec. 9.

"During the past year as Congress struggled to pass a new farm bill, Congressman Everett made sure that Alabama farmers were fairly represented when the bill was being drafted," said Jerry Newby, president of the Alabama Farmers Federation. "Through storms and drought, he made sure assistance was available to help Alabama farmers who needed it. Congressman Everett has been a friend to farmers and to all of Alabama. Our organization is pleased to honor him with this award."

Everett and his wife Barbara live in Geneva County where they raise peanuts and cotton. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Everett represents the third largest peanut-producing district in the United States. He serves as chairman of the House Subcommittee on Specialty Crops that has jurisdiction over the peanut program and serves as a co-chair of the House Congressional Peanut Caucus.

Mr. Everett is one of four candidates seeking the full committee chairmanship of the House Agriculture Committee that will be decided in January when Congress returns.


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