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Posted: May 22, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Mr. Galloway goes to Washington

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Thanks for the support: Newton County Farm Bureau President Brent Galloway (ninth from right) and the other Georgia Farm Bureau members from the 8th congressional district presented Rep. Marshall (seventh from right) with the Friend of Farm Bureau...

Newton County Farm Bureau President and Georgia Farm Bureau Middle Georgia Vice President Brent Galloway recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau members to meet with Georgia’s congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.

While in Washington, Galloway had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Jim Marshall (D-8th District), who serves on the House Agriculture Committee. Galloway and the other Georgia Farm Bureau members from the 8th congressional district presented Rep. Marshall with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award in recognition of his support of agriculture during the 110th Congress.

During their meeting, Marshall and the GFB members discussed numerous issues affecting Georgia agriculture including immigration reform, protection of the current farm bill, climate change legislation, federal estate tax reform and protecting the use of antibiotics in livestock.

Senators Saxby Chambliss, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Johnny Isakson addressed the GFB members during a breakfast hosted by Georgia Farm Bureau. Both were presented with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award.

Founded in 1937, the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness.

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