Walden Earns Award from National Association of Wheat Growers
Congressman one of only five "Wheat Advocates" in the U.S. House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) yesterday presented U.S. Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) with their "Wheat Advocate" award for his work in support of the wheat industry, which contributes over $200 million annually to Oregon's economy. Walden was one of only five recipients of this award in the U.S. House of Representatives; it was presented in Washington, D.C. by the officers and board members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League.
"Throughout my seven years representing the Second District in Congress and having grown up on a cherry orchard in The Dalles, I've been proud to stand up for Oregon's hardworking farmers and ranchers who produce some of the highest quality food and fiber in the world. Wheat is one of the most important crops in the district, and I will continue to do everything I can to support farm policies that allow wheat producers and our rural economies to do what they do best, from Umatilla County to Klamath County and points in between," said Walden, who recently spoke at the Pendleton Wheat League Growers Energy Symposium as part of a five-day, 1,800-mile trip throughout central, southern and eastern Oregon.