Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Aug 4, 2020
Press Release

MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the American Farm Bureau Federation and Georgia Farm Bureau awarded him the Golden Plow Award, the highest honor given to sitting Members of Congress:

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the American Farm Bureau and Georgia Farm Bureau’s decision to give me the Golden Plow award. It has been my privilege to serve the farmers and ranchers who work hard to provide quality, economical food, fiber, and fuel for American families. Because of the American and Georgian Farm Bureaus, we have been able to work together to keep American agriculture the best in the world,” said Congressman Bishop.

“Congressman Bishop is a strong advocate and friend of farmers across Georgia and across America,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. Throughout his career, Bishop has worked across the aisle to address the broken H-2A visa program, repeal the death tax, and broaden global market access for farmers, Duvall noted. “He is the rare statesman who places the people he serves first, and Farm Bureau is grateful for his service to American agriculture.”

“Without the leadership of members like Congressman Bishop, American agriculture would be in a far worse position in Washington, D.C., and the increasingly interconnected world in which our farmers compete,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long said. “Georgia’s farmers are fortunate to have Congressman Bishop serving in the nation’s capital.”