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Farmers laud Nolan with national award

WASHINGTON--Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota's 8th District was recognized this week with the highest legislative honor from National Farmers Union. Nolan was one of 33 U.S. Senators and Representatives who have demonstrated leadership and support at...

WASHINGTON-Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota's 8th District was recognized this week with the highest legislative honor from National Farmers Union.

Nolan was one of 33 U.S. Senators and Representatives who have demonstrated leadership and support at the federal policymaking level for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities, according to a release from the NFU. Representatives from Minnesota Farmers Union presented the award to him in Washington.

The Golden Triangle Award, the family farm organization's highest legislative honor, was presented to each recipient during NFU's Fall Legislative Fly-In.

"The Golden Triangle Award recognizes farm and food champions in Congress that display outstanding leadership on the issues that are important to both our industry and our organization. We're appreciative of their insight and devotion to securing the nation's food supply for the good of both American family farmers and consumers," said NFU President Roger Johnson in a news release.

The Golden Triangle, first presented in 1988, symbolizes the core principles of the Farmers Union organization: education, cooperation and legislation. This year's Golden Triangle honorees were selected for their leadership and dedication to improving the livelihoods of family farmers and ranchers.

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"Rep. Nolan has long supported Minnesota Farmers Union in its work to better the lives of family farmers and rural residents," said MFU President Gary Wertish.

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