Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Bishop Accepts "Work Horse" Award at Peanut Farm Show

Jan 21, 2010
Press Release

Albany, Ga. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) on Thursday accepted the Georgia Peanut Commission’s “Work Horse” Award during the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show at the Albany Civic Center.

“It is a tremendous honor to accept this award from the Georgia Peanut Commission,” Bishop said. “I have had the distinct honor of being known as the ‘Peanut Congressman,’ a title I wear with great pride and take very seriously. The peanut industry is crucial to the health and well-being of the economy of the rural South and I am committed to looking out for the industry’s interests in Washington.”

Georgia’s Second Congressional District grows more peanuts than any other Congressional district in the United States, approximately 23 percent of the nation’s total peanut production. As a Member of Congress, Bishop has been a stalwart supporter of the Georgia peanut community, promoting the domestic farm industry and helping shape federal policies that give the competitive agricultural system a fair chance to survive and prosper.