ALABAMA FARMERS FEDERATION APPLAUDS ROBY APPOINTMENT TO HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 17 -- Alabama Farmers Federation President Jerry Newby congratulated U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, on her appointment Thursday to the House Agriculture Committee.
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"We are very happy that Congressman Roby sought and secured a seat on the House Agriculture Committee, and we know she will do a great job of representing the farmers of District 2 and Alabama agriculture as a whole," Newby said. "Agriculture is our state's top industry and is especially important to the communities Congressman Roby serves. She understands the importance of farming to our state and shares the homegrown values of our members. We are confident Congressman Roby will be a strong advocate for the men and women who produce our food and fiber."
Roby's district includes three of Alabama's top five peanut-producing counties; three of the top five cotton counties, and the fourth-largest poultry county, according to the Alabama Agricultural Statistics Service.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman-elect Frank Lucas of Oklahoma announced Roby's appointment to the committee, along with 15 other new Republican congressmen on Thursday. The 16 new Republicans on the House Ag Committee for the 112th Congress are: Rick Crawford (AR), Scott DesJarlais (TN), Renee Elmers (NC), Stephen Fincher (TN), Bob Gibbs (OH), Chris Gibson (NY), Vicky Hartzler (MO), Tim Huelskamp (KS), Randy Hultgren (IL), Reid Ribble (WI), Martha Roby (AL), Bobby Schilling (IL), Austin Scott (GA), Steve Southerland (FL), Marlin Stutzman (IN) and Scott Tipton (CO).
Alabama Farmers Federation, a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, is the state's largest farm organization with 430,000 member families.