Statement by Lacy Upchurch, President, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Election

“The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election as well as those elected from Tennessee to serve in the 113th Congress and those state leaders elected to serve in the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.  

“There are a number of important issues that need to be addressed both at the national and state level and we have to come together in a bipartisan fashion to resolve those issues for the benefit of our country and American agriculture.  

“We are hopeful that Congress can move forward and approve a new farm bill during the lame duck session of the 112th Congress to ensure a safe and affordable food supply for our country and maintain a safety net for our farmers and ranchers who provide our food security.

“Farm Bureau looks forward to working in a cooperative manner to help the administration and all elected officials to continue improving the lives of our farm families, rural communities and all Americans.”