State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) was recently presented with the “Friend of Agriculture” award by local farm bureau members.

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Bloomington – The members of the Illinois Farm Bureau have chosen to once again recognize State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) for his support of the state’s family farms and the agriculture industry, according to information from Barickman's office.

“Agriculture is the backbone of our state’s economy, and our farms are the heart and soul of that industry,” said Barickman. “As someone who grew up on a multi-generation family farm, I understand the importance of making sure that state government makes sure that farmers have the tools they need to be successful.”

Every two years as the current General Assembly draws to a close, the Illinois Farm Bureau reviews the voting records of every member of the House and Senate and recognizes those who support their industry with the “Friend of Agriculture” award. Senator Barickman has received the award every cycle that he has been in office, including his time in both the House and Senate.

The honor is presented to the lawmakers by members of their local farm bureaus.