May 8, 2020
Across the country the organization formed to give voice to farmers is turning 100, and the latest to celebrate that centennial is the Yuma County Farm Bureau in Arizona.
Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona's 4th Congressional District honored the Yuma County Farm Bureau in a lunchtime meeting with that organization's executive board. Gosar read a proclamation presented recently on the floor of the House. In it he cited a story published in the local newspaper in Jan. 1920, calling farmers to a meeting at the local courthouse to form and organize a farm bureau.
Shortly thereafter the Yuma County Farm Bureau was formed, and since then it has existed to give members tools for success and advocate on behalf of them before state and federal elected bodies.
During his hour-long meeting with Farm Bureau leaders in Yuma, Gosar, a Republican whose district stretches from near the Mexican border and runs the length of Arizona's western boundary with California and Nevada, and includes parts of Phoenix, talked issues with local farm leaders, including those centered on plans to streamline the National Environmental Policy Act and water issues.
Gosar also highlighted the recent trip President Trump made to Arizona and discussions he had with the president to bolster Arizona's economy in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
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