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Samuel 'Sam' B. Graves

Samuel 'Sam' B. Graves's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Samuel 'Sam' B. Graves
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
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Agriculture and Food

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 50%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 88%
2009-2010 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 80%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 11
2008 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 39%
2007-2008 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 76%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 12
2007-2008 Grassroots Netroots Alliance - Positions 15%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 87
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 60%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 31%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 13
2007 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 37%
2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 100%
2007 United Fresh Produce Association - Positions 100%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2005-2006 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
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 30%
2001 American Coalition for Ethanol - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1998 Missouri Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 85%
1997-1998 Missouri Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100%
1994 Missouri Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 88%

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