September 17, 2015

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106

WASHINGTON (September 17, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) today presented 36 recipients with the Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The annual award is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and support policies that benefit America’s family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and rural communities.

“Recipients of the Golden Triangle Award have been strong advocates for family farmers and ranchers, and support similar principles and policies as Farmers Union,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “We are pleased to honor those who have proven to be true allies of our organization and family agriculture.”

This year’s Golden Triangle recipients were selected for their leadership on a variety of issues, including votes on labeling and trade issues. The awards will be presented at a reception during NFU’s Annual Legislative Fly-In this September.

The Golden Triangle Award is based on NFU’s symbol – a triangle with “legislation” and “cooperation” forming the sides and “education” the base. The Golden Triangle Awards have been presented to legislators since 1988.

List of all 2015 Golden Triangle Award Recipients:

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wis.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio

Rep. Joe Courtney, Conn.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Conn.

Sen. Joe Donnelly, Ind.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Neb.

Sen. Al Franken, Minn.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, N.Y.

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.

Sen. Martin Heinrich, N.M.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, N.D.

Rep. Steny Hoyer, Md.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio

Sen. Angus King, Maine

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minn.

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, N.H.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vt.

Rep. Dave Loebsack, Iowa

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, N.M.

Rep. Jim McGovern, Mass.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, Oregon

Sen. Christopher Murphy, Conn.

Rep. Rick Nolan, Minn.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Calif.

Sen. Gary Peters, Mich.

Rep. Collin Peterson, Minn.

Rep. Chellie Pingree, Maine

Rep. Mark Pocan, Wis.

Rep. Bruce Poliquin, Maine

Sen. Harry Reid, Nev.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Calif.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Mich.

Sen. Jon Tester, Mont.

Sen. Tom Udall, N.M.

Rep. Tim Walz, Minn.

Rep. Don Young, Alaska 

National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.


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