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American Agri-Women name ‘Champion of Agriculture’

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MARS HILL, Maine — American Agri-Women (AAW) recently presented Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) with its “Champion of Agriculture” award as part of its 2015 Fly-In to Washington, D.C.

AAW is the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women and is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The award is presented annually to outstanding members of U.S. Congress for their steadfast courage in upholding the ideals of American agriculture to their peers.

Conaway has served in the U.S. House since 2003 representing a rural West Texas district. He is a strong proponent of the ag industry and supports AAW positions on the “death tax,” the “Waters of the U.S. rule” of the Clean Water Act as well as private property and water rights.

Conaway serves as chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He is also a member of the Armed Services Subcommittees on Oversight and Investigations; Seapower and Projection Forces; and the Intelligence Subcommittees on National Security Agency and Cybersecurity; and CIA.

“Rep. Conaway works to ensure that farmers and ranchers are supported, not hindered, by the federal government. He also works to reduce the regulatory overreach of agencies such as the EPA that adversely affects farmers’ and ranchers’ ability to produce food,” says AAW President Sue McCrum, who is part of a fifth generation family farm in Maine. “We are pleased to thank him for his support for him by recognizing him as a 2015 Champion of Agriculture.”

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