Late Rep. Ed Jones inducted into Ag Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The late U.S. Rep. Ed Jones has been inducted into the Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Jones helped craft landmark federal legislation creating modern farm policy and conservation programs during his tenure in Congress between 1969 and 1989. He was a longtime member of the House Agriculture Committee where he helped reform the country's Farm Credit System and create the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. and the Conservation Reserve Program.

Jones, of Yorkville, Tenn., has become the 13th inductee in the hall's 74-year history.

He died in 1999.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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