September 12, 2017

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106
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WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) proudly recognized 33 outstanding U.S. Senators and Representatives who have demonstrated leadership and support at the federal policymaking level for family farmers, ranchers and their rural communities.

The Golden Triangle Award, the family farm organization’s highest legislative honor, was presented to recipients at an awards reception tonight, during NFU’s Fall Legislative Fly-In.

“The Golden Triangle Award recognizes farm and food champions in Congress that display outstanding leadership on the issues that are important to both our industry and our organization. We’re appreciative of their insight and devotion to securing the nation’s food supply for the good of both American family farmers and consumers,” said NFU President Roger Johnson.

The Golden Triangle, first presented in 1988, symbolizes the core principles of the Farmers Union organization: education, cooperation, and legislation. This year’s Golden Triangle honorees were selected for their leadership and dedication to improving the livelihoods of family farmers and ranchers.

The 2017 recipients of the Golden Triangle Award are:

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio
U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Pennsylvania
U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Montana
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois
U.S. Senator Al Franken, Minnesota
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota
U.S. Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Massachusetts
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Oregon
U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy, Connecticut
U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Michigan
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, New York
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Montana
U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, Illinois
U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut
U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii
U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
U.S. Representative Ann Kuster, New Hampshire
U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack, Iowa
U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico
U.S. Representative Jim McGovern, Massachusettes
U.S. Representative Rick Nolan, Minnesota
U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, California
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, Minnesota
U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, Maine
U.S. Representative Tim Walz, Minnesota


More information about the NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In can be found on the NFU website.

Follow along with Fly-In participants using the hashtag #NFUFlyIn17.To download an audio file of Roger Johnson’s quote, visit our website at

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