February 27, 2017
Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell, right, and Chilton County peach farmer Jimmie Harrison, left, in an earlier photo with newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Alabama Farmers Federation praised confirmation of former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as United States attorney general Feb. 8.
“Jeff Sessions is a friend of Alabama farmers and a steadfast defender of the rule of law,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “He has a spotless record of pursuing justice as a U.S. attorney, Alabama’s attorney general and U.S. senator. The American people are blessed to have someone of Jeff Sessions’ character as our nation’s chief law enforcement official.”
Throughout his career Sessions maintained a close working relationship with Alabama farmers and rural families. In 1998, he received the Federation’s highest honor — the Service to Agriculture Award.
As senator, Sessions worked to ensure federal regulations complied with Congressional intent. He also fought to protect Alabama catfish farmers from the dumping of inferior Asian fish on the U.S. market.
Known as a “budget hawk” in the Senate, Sessions has been a vocal advocate for tax relief, regulatory reform and reduced government spending.
“Growing up helping his parents at their country store, Sen. Sessions learned the values of faith, hard work and integrity,” Parnell said. “He is a veteran, a patriot and a true public servant.
“Sen. Sessions has dedicated his life to ensuring justice for all Americans while helping working people keep more of their hard-earned money. We look forward to working with him in his new role as attorney general.”