WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26 — The Alabama Farmers Federation today commended the appointment of U.S. Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, to the House Agriculture Committee.
Federation President Jimmy Parnell thanked Moore for seeking an opportunity to represent Alabama farmers in Congress.
“We appreciate Congressman Moore’s desire to serve on the House Agriculture Committee and look forward to working with him to ensure the voice of Alabama farmers continues to be heard in Washington,” said Parnell. “Having grown up on a family farm in Coffee County, he has a strong appreciation for the job Alabama farmers do every day. He earned a degree in agricultural science from Auburn University and was a friend of farmers while serving in the Alabama Legislature. We are confident Congressman Moore will be an advocate for Alabama agriculture and the 2nd Congressional District as a member of the Ag Committee.”
Agriculture in the 2nd Congressional District accounts for 96,295 jobs and $3.7 billion in annual wages, according to FeedingtheEconomy.com.
Moore also was selected to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He said he’s looking forward to serving on committees whose actions that will impact farmers and military families of the district.
“I’m excited and eager to serve on these two committees to guarantee that the voices of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District will be heard in Washington,” Moore said. “Growing up on a farm, I not only learned the value of hard work but the great sacrifices our farmers make to put food on our tables and clothes on our backs. Agriculture plays a critical role in Alabama, and I’m looking forward to serving as a voice for our agricultural producers on the House Agriculture Committee.
“As a veteran, I understand the severity of ensuring that every American who served this great country in our military receives the crucial benefits and services they deserve,” continued Moors, who served in the Army National Guard. “After they selflessly fought to defend our country, I vow to fight for their needs and to make sure they receive quality care. Let’s get to work.”
The Federation’s political action committee, FarmPAC, endorsed Moore in the November general election.
Founded in 1921, Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with more than 350,000 member families and celebrates its centennial this year.