[r90] Rep. Murphy Supports Resolution Honoring Indiana Agriculture (3/18/2009)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Start Date: 3/18/2009 All Day
End Date: 3/18/2009
(STATEHOUSE) March 17, 2009 - The basis of our American economy and culture - and certainly Indiana's - is farming and agribusiness.  Rep. Mike Murphy (R-Indianapolis) today added his support to a resolution recognizing the importance of agriculture to our Hoosier state.

"Even today, farming continues to contribute significantly to the state economy," Rep. Murphy said.  "My own House District contains a majority of the remaining farmland in Marion County, and that is something I am very proud of." 

Currently, Indiana is home to almost 61,000 farms encompassing more than 14 million acres.  Sixteen percent of the Hoosier workforce is agricultural.  Indiana agricultural producers generated more than $8 billion in agricultural receipts from a wide variety of commodities including field crops, horticulture, livestock and timber. 

"Even in our very modern society, farming and agriculture play a huge role in our economy and culture," Rep. Murphy said.  "Indiana is still an agricultural center for this country, providing food and goods to families worldwide.  I am honored to add my support to this important resolution."

Rep. Murphy is a former member of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and is a voting member of the Jackson County Farm Bureau.