The National Farmers Union 112th Congress Scorecard is out – how did your member of Congress and our U.S. senators do?
The NFU has a special paid subscription bi-monthly newsletter from which our Ohio scorecard was created. Since it’s vital that family farmers know how they are being represented in Washington, NFU has allowed us to provide this PDF of the entire newsletter. Inside you’ll find which votes were scored by NFU and how each member voted on the measures. You should also be advised that if you are represented by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown – and if you live and farm in Ohio you are – Brown was awarded the NFU Golden Triangle Award this year as a friend to family farming. U.S. House members from Ohio receiving the award were: Rep. Marcia Fudge, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Rep. Tim Ryan and Rep. Betty Sutton. If you like what you see in the NFU’s newsletter linked above, subscription information is on the last page.
In addition to grading each state’s congressional delegation, presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney were asked to provide open letters to NFU members for inclusion in the newsletter. You can find Obama’s letter when you click the link above. Unfortunately, Gov. Romney chose not to respond.
Now, here is our Ohio Scorecard: