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Sen. Nelson receives Farmers Union Golden Triangle Award PDF Print E-mail

In recognition of his work on behalf of Nebraska farmers, ranchers and rural communities, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson received a 2009 Golden Triangle Award this week from the National Farmers Union, the group’s highest legislative honor.
According to the group, the annual award is presented to members of Congress who demonstrate leadership on issues relevant to America’s family farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
“I want to thank the National Farmers Union for this honor,” said Nelson. “Agriculture forms the foundation of Nebraska’s economy. I will continue working together with Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities to ensure that the agriculture industry will be a vital part of life in Nebraska for many years to come.”
Senator Nelson is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and has been a strong proponent of emergency drought assistance for farmers, reforming the Livestock Indemnity Program to provide fairer reimbursements to ranchers supporting Nebraska’s dry edible bean farmers, ensuring that climate change legislation does not adversely impact farmers and ranchers, and developing renewable fuels like ethanol.
According to the National Farmers Union, The Golden Triangle Award is based on NFU’s symbol— a triangle with “legislation” and “cooperation” forming the sides and “education” the base—and has been awarded every year since 1988.