[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 172 (Friday, October 2, 2020)]
[Page H5661]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. CLEAVER asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. CLEAVER. Madam Speaker, I rise to commemorate and thank Blake 
Hurst for his service to the Missouri Farm Bureau and to Missouri's 
agriculture community.
  Blake is a well-respected gentleman throughout the State of Missouri, 
not just in my home district, the Fifth. He is well known in the ag 
community, serving as president of the Missouri Farm Bureau since 2010 
and vice president and district board member before that.
  I can attest to Blake's kindness and open-mindedness because he has 
worked with this urban representative from Kansas City. For 10 years, 
Blake has reached out to develop a relationship and partnership as we 
work together to do things for our district.
  He understands the symbiosis that exists between rural areas and 
urban ones. He knows the importance of making sure that all families 
can put food on their tables.
  I wish Blake well on his retirement as president of the Missouri Farm 
Bureau, but I know that as a farmer, he will keep busy with his family 
farm in northwest Missouri and their wholesale greenhouse business.