Amid a chorus of applause Wednesday, Sen. Jim Honeyford accepted the Washington State Farm Bureau’s Legislator of the Year award for an unprecedented third time. The Sunnyside Republican received the award previously in 2003 and again in 2007.
“It’s always an honor to receive an award, but I’m particularly humbled by this one,” said Honeyford. “Working on our states’ farm, ranch and agricultural issues is one of my highest priorities and it’s truly rewarding to be named legislator of the year by the Washington State Farm Bureau.” Continue reading →
At the Washington State Farm Bureau’s recent board of directors meeting, I was named an Outstanding Protector of Agriculture and recognized for my voting record and actions to help strengthen family farms.
I am honored to have received this type of recognition from a group that represents so many people in my district. From complex water issues to fuel fees, one of my top goals as a legislator is to keep in mind how best to assist our state’s farmers. Family farms need legislators to help and support them so they can prosper and grow – especially during difficult economic times like we’re facing right now.