legislators named as 'Ag All-Stars'
Eighty-one legislators were named Ag All Stars by Food Producers of Idaho based upon their voting records on selected pieces of legislation in the 2017 Idaho Legislative Session. The legislators were honored at a recognition banquet at the beginning of the 2018 Session.
Food Producers of Idaho, representing over 45 different agriculture commodity and farm organizations
in Idaho, annually honors legislators for their voting record on issues supported or opposed by the organization. According to Executive Director Rick Waitley, the first year a legislator is honored, the award is an Ag License plate that reads, “AL STR”. Each year after the initial award, a smaller plate with that year engraved on it is presented to each honoree.
Ag All Star legislators are important to Idaho’s agriculture and natural resource industries. The award has been presented for the last sixteen legislative sessions. Every topic that is identified as a tracked issue by the Food Producers organization may be an issue that will be used on the organization’s scorecard at the end of the session.
Included among the Ag All Stars were State Senator Carl Crabtree of Grangeville and State Representatives Paul Shepherd of Riggins and Priscilla Giddings of White Bird, all of District 7.
Also included are District 6 State Senator Dan Johnson of Lewiston and District 6 State Representatives Thyra Stevenson of Nezperce and Mike Kingsley of Lewiston.