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Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton

Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Jim Bussler
(Running)
Republican
Paul Clements
(Running)
Democratic
Erwin Haas
(Running)
Libertarian
John Lawrence
(Running)
Green Party

Agriculture and Food

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 50%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 29%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 76%
2009-2010 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 66%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 69
2008 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 32%
2007-2008 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 61%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 56
2007-2008 Grassroots Netroots Alliance - Positions 23%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 75
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 33%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 47
2007 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 20%
2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 0%
2007 United Fresh Produce Association - Positions 0%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2005-2006 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 76%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 16%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2005 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 100%
2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 66%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 17%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
2001 American Coalition for Ethanol - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 58%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 44%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 57%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 23%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 33%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1995-1996 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 68%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 100%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 78%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 13%
1993-1994 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 86%
1993 National Farmers Union - Positions 78%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 25%
1991-1992 National Farmers Organization - Positions 50%

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