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Awards given to Wyoming and Colorado legislators

WASHINGTON, D.C.—National Farmers Union (NFU) recognized five members of Congress from the Rocky Mountain area—three from Wyoming and two from Colorado—for exceptional leadership on issues affecting family farmers and ranchers this week during the organization’s annual grassroots legislative fly-in. The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) delegation of fourteen was on hand to assist in presentation of the Golden Triangle Awards, NFU’s top legislative award.

NFU and RMFU presented the following with the Golden Triangle Award:

Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyo., for her efforts to restore competition to our livestock markets, ongoing support for mandatory country-of-origin labeling and fair trade policies.

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., for his ongoing support for mandatory country-of-origin labeling, restoring competitive livestock markets and enacting fair trade policies.

Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., for his ongoing support for mandatory country-of-origin labeling, restoring competitive livestock markets and enacting fair trade policies.

Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., for his unvarying support of mandatory country-of-origin labeling and fair trade policies for U.S. farmers and ranchers.

Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., for his ongoing support for mandatory country-of-origin labeling, restoring competitive livestock markets and enacting fair trade policies.

“RMFU is very proud to join in honoring these five members of Congress from our area,” said John Stencel, RMFU president. “Their support of policies favorable to farmers, ranchers and rural America is very important to sustaining our nation’s farm economy.”

The members of Congress from Colorado and Wyoming who received the Golden Triangle represented five of 25 awards given nationwide.

“We appreciate these leaders for their support of America’s family farmers and ranchers,” said NFU President Dave Frederickson. “Their dedication to rural America is appreciated across the countryside.”