Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sen. Blunt Recognized as Friend of Ag Economics

Agricultural economic organizations name Sen. Roy Blunt as 2011 awardee.

Compiled by Missouri Ruralist staff
Published: Sep 15, 2011

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) recently recognized Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) as the "2011 Friends of C-FARE and Agricultural Economics." This annual award is given to individuals who support the application of economics to policy issues involving agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition topics.

C-FARE Chair Damona Doye of Oklahoma State University spoke at a Sept. 6 reception in Washington, D.C., held in the senators' honor. "Our profession is grateful to both senators for their continued appreciation of economic analysis to improve public policy," she said.

Mike Monson of the University of Missouri presented the honor to Sen. Blunt. "With his Missouri farm background, Sen. Blunt understands the key role that agriculture plays in driving the nation's economic recovery," Monson said. "[He] is a strong supporter of continued investments in agricultural research to provide producers the tools needed to stay competitive in the world market, ensure our food supply, improve the efficiency of our infrastructure and foster policies that provide benefits to the entire economy." full story

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