IN HONOR OF C. BOOTH WALLENTINE
(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                    IN HONOR OF C. BOOTH WALLENTINE

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                           HON. JIM MATHESON

                                of utah

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. MATHESON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and pay tribute 
to Mr. C. Booth Wallentine of Utah on the occasion of his retirement 
from the Utah Farm Bureau Federation.
  Booth has spent 41 years working for the Utah and Iowa Farm Bureaus, 
the last 31 of those years he has served as the Utah Farm Bureau 
Federation's CEO.
  I first heard about Booth's efforts on behalf of our state's 
agricultural interests when he worked with my father when he served as 
governor of Utah. I have been privileged to have the same opportunity 
to work with Booth, and he has been an invaluable asset to me in 
learning about Utah's agriculture industry.
  Since being elected to Congress, I have been impressed with Booth's 
tireless efforts to advocate on behalf of agriculture and rural issues. 
His work and dedication on behalf of Utah's farmers and ranchers has 
made a real difference across the state of Utah, and we all owe him a 
debt of gratitude for championing these issues on behalf of our state. 
He has been involved in so many efforts over the years, and it is 
difficult to imagine discussions about agriculture policy in Utah 
without Booth's participation.
  I wish Booth and his family well in his retirement. I know he will 
continue to be involved in public service, and I look forward to 
working with him on his future endeavors.

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