State Representative Andrew Chesney was among the Illinois Farm Bureau’s honorees for his 100% pro-agriculture voting record during his first full term in the Illinois House of Representatives.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Illinois Farm Bureau for my proven voting record supporting agriculture. The agricultural economy is so important to Northwest Illinois families and is intertwined with our Northwest Illinois values,” said Rep. Andrew Chesney.
Chesney was awarded the Friend of Agriculture Award by Stephenson County Farm Bureau President Steve Fricke on September 16 in rural Rockford. To qualify for the award, legislators must have at least a 60% voting record with the Illinois Farm Bureau. Rep. Chesney had a perfect 100% score. “I won’t give up on our region and our farmers and producers who are feeding the world. As a strong advocate for our American agricultural exceptionalism, I am pleased to work tirelessly on behalf of our farmers and producers,” said Chesney, who represents all or part of Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties.