McPHERSON, KS – National Farmers Union (NFU) recently announced the recipients of the Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The annual award is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and who 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 our members across the country.”

This year’s Golden Triangle recipients were selected for their leadership on a variety of issues important to family farmers, including votes on the farm bill and related amendments.

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 every year since 1988. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (KS) was among the recipients honored with the 2014 Golden Triangle award.

“We are proud of the work Sen. Moran has done on behalf of the family farmers and ranchers of Kansas, and for being the only member of the Kansas delegation to vote in support of the 2014 Farm Bill,” said KFU President Donn Teske. “Sen. Moran’s leadership on state and national agriculture issues have been critical, and we are thankful to have him representing us in Congress,” Teske added.

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Photo: “Kansas Farmers Union members present U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (KS) with NFU’s Golden Triangle Award during the organization’s annual legislative fly-in. From left to right: Nick Levendofsky, Courtland; U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (KS); KFU President and NFU Vice President Donn Teske, Wheaton; Lois Sundquist, North Dakota Farmers Union member; Matt Dowell, Belleville; Leah & Matt Ubel, Wheaton; Richard Boxum, Downs; and Kevin Dubbert, McPherson.” Available here.

Kansas Farmers Union is the state’s oldest active general farm organization working to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and rural communities since 1907. We believe family ownership of farm land is the basis for the world’s most viable system of food and fiber production, and that maintaining this family farm system will preserve our natural and human resources.