Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) was presented with the National Farmers Union's (NFU) 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.
"The farmers and producers in my region produce some of the most important specialty crops in our country. I am honored to receive this award from the NFU and will continue to represent the best interests of our agricultural sector. The men, women and families who generate so much economic growth and put food on our tables deserve no less," said Congressman McNerney.
Congressman McNerney was included among this year's Golden Triangle recipients for his leadership on a variety of issues, including votes on the farm bill and related amendments. The awards will be presented tonight at a reception during NFU's Annual Legislative Fly-In visit to Washington, D.C.
"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."
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.