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Susan M. Collins's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Sr, Republican

Agriculture and Food

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 83%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 72%
2011 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 70%
2009-2010 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
2008 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 60%
2007-2008 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 29%
2007-2008 Grassroots Netroots Alliance - Positions 60%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 16
2007 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 65%
2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 47%
2006 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 55%
2005-2006 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 58%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 33%
2005 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 50%
2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 40%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 44%
2002 American Coalition for Ethanol - Positions 33%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 Minnesota Farm Bureau - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Minnesota Farm Bureau - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 70%
2000 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 83%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 42%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 86%

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