Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has received the Golden Triangle Award from Minnesota farmer and rancher members of the National Farmers Union (NFU). The National Farmers Union presents awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership on issues relevant to America’s family farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and rural communities. Klobuchar, who is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, worked to pass the 2014 Farm Bill and served on the conference committee responsible for negotiating the final version of the legislation.
“Our prosperity depends on supporting and strengthening farms and rural communities throughout Minnesota and across the country,” Klobuchar said. “It is a great honor to receive this award and I will continue to work hard to ensure that our family farmers and rural communities have the support they need to continue feeding and fueling our country.”
Klobuchar helped craft the 5-year Farm Bill, which passed earlier this year with strong bipartisan support. The bill reduces the deficit by $23 billion, strengthens the safety net for Minnesota farmers and ranchers, streamlines conservation programs, and supports homegrown energy.
The National Farmers Union was formed in 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. The Golden Triangle Award is based on the National Farmers Union symbol – a triangle with “legislation” and “cooperation” forming the sides and “education” as the base. This year’s Golden Triangle recipients were selected for their leadership on a variety of issues, including the crafting of this year’s Farm Bill and protecting agriculture from deep funding cuts.