Former Congressman Jo Bonner received the inaugural Cultivator Award from the Alabama Farmers Federation at the organization's 92nd annual meeting in Montgomery December 6th.
While in congress Bonner stood with farmers in opposing unscientific regulations, challenging estate taxes and supporting fiscally responsible farm programs.
Federation Communications Director Jeff Helms said, "On the farm we use a cultivator to get the most production from the land and to get rid of harmful weeds that choke production. Alabama is blessed with elected officials, like former Congressman Bonner, who are cultivators of good government."
Bonner won the 2002 election for U.S. Representative in Alabama's first Congressional District with 63 percent of the vote in each re-election bid. He served the House Agriculture Committee until his third term before stepping down to take a seat on the House Appropriations Committee.
"Throughout his six terms, Congressman Bonner never forgot the men and women he represented," Helms said. "We are proud to honor him with this award."
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