Republican candidate for Congress Jason Smith today received the endorsement of Missouri Farm Bureau’s FARM-PAC thanks to his tireless advocacy for rural Missourians and farm families.

"I'm honored to have the support of the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the rural Missourians they represent," said Jason Smith. "As a fourth-generation Missouri farmer, I understand the challenges faced by rural Missourians. I have spent my career fighting against those who would harm our farmers, whether it is the out-of-control federal government or the environmental and animal rights extremists who are trying to take away our ability to earn a living. Now, I look forward to continuing that fight where it’s needed most—in Washington, DC."

The Farm Bureau’s FARM-PAC trustees voted unanimously to endorse Smith during their meeting in Jefferson City this evening.

Jason Smith was raised in Salem, where he proudly runs the same family farm that was started by his great grandfather. He attended Salem High School, where he was an active member of FFA, and the University of Missouri - Columbia to pursue a double major in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration. After college, Smith returned home to Salem, where he began running the family farm.

In the General Assembly, Smith has fought to eliminate burdensome rules and regulations, protect property rights, and defend Missouri agriculture from environmental and animal rights extremists.