Pearce Recognized as “Friend of Farm Bureau”

Oct 26, 2012

Las Cruces, NM (October 26, 2012) – Rep. Steve Pearce has been recognized for the fifth time by the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau as a “Friend of Farm Bureau.”  Based on their evaluation of his voting record in Congress, the Bureau gave Pearce a perfect 100% score for his work for New Mexico agriculture.

“I am honored to be called a ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’” said Pearce. “New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers are vital to our economy and our way of life.  They constantly face not only natural challenges like drought, but also new taxes and crippling regulations from Washington.  I’m proud to fight for New Mexico’s agricultural community, and make sure these families have a voice in Washington.”

Mike White, president of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, thanked Pearce for his service, saying, “Congressman Pearce has been a strong advocate for agriculture.  We are fortunate that he is in D.C. representing food producers and their concerns.”  

With 16,000 members, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau is “the state’s largest, private agricultural organization,” “comprised of farmers and ranchers, and those who are interested in private property rights and a local food supply.”