Congressman Keller, who visited Brown Hill Farms in Tunkhannock (above) in August 2019, has been recognized for outstanding work in supporting America’s agricultural community.
On Thursday, Congressman Fred Keller received the Friend of Farm Bureau Award presented by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) to members of Congress who have shown steadfast support to America’s farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers.
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau nominated Congressman Keller for the award, and he was approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board.
“With 59,000 family farms throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a total economic impact of more than $7 billion each year, agriculture is Pennsylvania’s top industry and a leading economic driver in the 12th District,” Congressman Keller stated. “I have always made it a point to visit family farms and see firsthand the work our farmers do so that I can better understand what resources they need to more effectively do their jobs. Our farmers go to work every day and get the job done for our local communities and our nation, and I’m proud to fight for them in Congress.”