Warrenton, VA, October 6, 2011 — Michael Webert this week received the endorsement of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the organization’s political action committee, in the race for the 18th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Michael Webert is among the candidates that VFBF AgPAC has endorsed for House seats in its initial round of endorsements. Endorsements were made based on recommendations of local committees of farmers.

“Each of these candidates has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of agriculture and forestry or has a favorable voting record in support of agriculture and Farm Bureau issues,” said Wayne F. Pryor, Chairman of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF President.

Candidate Michael Webert issued the following statement:

Since the beginning of my campaign for Delegate, I have emphasized the importance of agriculture to our state and local economies and to the character of the 18th district. I often quote the welcome sign on Route 17 in Fauquier County that says, “Preserving Agriculture in a Business Friendly Environment.”

As someone who farms for a living and works closely with the Farm Bureau in my personal affairs, I cherish their role in supporting agriculture and forestry. As a board member of my local Farm Bureau, my fellow farmers are like family to me, and I look forward to serving them in a broader capacity from the House of Delegates.

In the House, I will work with our leaders to create more jobs, with a special emphasis on the 18th District. I believe the agricultural industry and community must be part of creating these new jobs for Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren Counties.

The non-partisan VFBF AgPAC was created by Farm Bureau in 1999 and employs in-kind contributions and endorsements to support candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues. A full list of candidates endorsed by the committee can be viewed online at VaFarmBureau.org.

With nearly 150,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group.