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ICYMI: Michigan Farmers Back John James

Michigan Farm Bureau’s AgriPAC endorses John James for US Senate

Livonia, Mich. – The Michigan Farm Bureau’s AgriPac today listed John James as among those selected to receive the “Friend of Agriculture” designation and endorsement for U.S. Senate in 2020.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement from Michigan Farm Bureau’s AgriPAC,” James said. “Farmers put food on our tables and grow essential commodities that have helped this country get through this pandemic. Most importantly, they are among the family businesses that make up the backbone of our state. As the owner of a family business, myself, I understand that our farmers need support from their government, not more regulation. They need opportunity, not obstacles.”

“Our members seek out candidates—including farmer candidates—who are loyal to Michigan’s agriculture industry,” said Matt Kapp, Michigan Farm Bureau’s elections expert. “They should demonstrate a commitment to crafting and voting on legislative and regulatory proposals that allow farmers to continue producing nutritious and abundant food for consumers.”

“We need leaders in all branches of government who understand, appreciate and respect agriculture’s contribution to the state’s economy,” Kapp said. “And for more than 40 years, it’s been one of our organization’s top priorities to identify and help elect Friends of Agriculture.”

AgriPac is the non-partisan political action committee of Michigan Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm organization. A “Friend of Agriculture” represents a candidate who has demonstrated beliefs and actions consistent with farmer-developed MFB policy positions.

In making its primary endorsements, the AgriPac committee members relied heavily on recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and prides itself on being a grassroots process driven by farmers.