Farmers Endorse DannyAug 28, 2013
Delegate Danny Marshall this week received the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) AgPAC, a political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, in the race for the 14th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Delegate Marshall was pleased with the endorsement and noted, “Farming and forestry combine as one of the largest industries in my district with more than a billion dollars of investment and production. I very much appreciate the local farmers recognizing and supporting my efforts to keep this segment of the economy strong. I am running for re-election on my record of working to bring jobs, sustain jobs and boost the economy. Agriculture is one of the cornerstones of our regional economy.”
The economic impact of agribusiness in the Dan River Region accounted for $1.2 billion and more than 7,000 jobs (direct and indirect impact) in 2011, according to an agriculture impact study by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
Danny Marshall is among 88 candidates that Virginia VFBF AgPAC has endorsed for House seats. Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers.
“Each of these candidates has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs and challenges farmers are facing and/or have proven their support through their favorable voting records while holding positions in the General Assembly. We believe these candidates will help agriculture and forestry maintain its vitality as the number one industry in Virginia,” said Wayne F. Pryor, chairman of VFBF AgPAC and FVBF president.
The non-partisan VFBF AgPAC was created by Farm Bureau in 1999 and supports candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues. A full list of candidates endorsed by the committee can be viewed online at VaFarmBureau.org.