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Angie Paccione Given "Friend of the Farm Bureau" Award - 8/24/2006

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2006
Contact: James Thompson
(970) 222-6397

Angie Paccione Given Friend of the Farm Bureau Award

Paccione is one of only four House Democrats to receive Colorado Farm Bureau’s “highest award.”

FORT COLLINS—The Colorado Farm Bureau has given State Rep. Angie Paccione the “Friend of the Farm Bureau” award for her strong legislative record supporting agriculture in Colorado.

Paccione, candidate for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District, Colorado’s largest agricultural district, was one of only four House Democrats to receive the prestigious award this year. The awards are given “in recognition of support on legislation that was vital to Colorado agriculture and are the highest award given to legislators by the Colorado Farm Bureau,” according to the CFB press release. 

“Throughout the 2005-2006 legislative sessions,” the release continues, “Colorado Farm Bureau tracked 68 bills relating to changing Colorado water law, surface damage compensation with oil and gas drilling, renewable energy, environmental regulations, private property rights, dog liability, Colorado Department of Agriculture programs and the Colorado State Fair.”

Alan Foutz, Colorado Farm Bureau president, said, “Colorado Farm Bureau is proud to recognize these legislators who have done an exemplary job working and voting on issues that are important to farmers and ranchers.” 

“We applaud the willingness of all the recognized legislators who fought and continue to fight for farmers and ranchers,” added Foutz. “Because of their strong working relationship and commitment to this industry, agriculture has a greater opportunity for success.”

Paccione was honored to accept the “Friends of the Farm Bureau” award, and she vowed to continue to fight for farmers in Congress.

“We need principled leadership in Congress that will stand up for the farmers and ranchers in Colorado,” Paccione said. “I will stand up to the special interests that are putting our family farmers and ranchers out of business.”

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