|Braley Introduces Bill to Honor Future Farmers of America|
|News Releases - Agribusiness|
|Written by Alexandra Krasov|
|Friday, 08 July 2011 12:20|
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) has introduced a bill to celebrate the contributions of millions of young Americans and their commitment to American agriculture. The National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Commemorative Coin Act would honor the contributions of millions of young FFA members over the past 85 years through the release of a commemorative coin.
The bill would direct the U.S. Treasury to issue a commemorative U.S. coin honoring the 85th anniversary of the National FFA Organization. Proceeds from the coin’s sale will go to the National FFA Foundation to provide resources and continue outreach and agricultural education. FFA currently has over 500,000 members across the country and more than nine million former members. The bill will have no cost to U.S. taxpayers.
“FFA is an important organization that teaches our young Iowans about the importance of agricultural life,” Braley said. “This bill would honor their work and the work of millions of former members of the FFA. I’m proud to represent many FFA members from Eastern Iowa and I look forward to supporting the organization in the future.”
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