Bennet Support for Farmers, Ranchers and Rural Communities Recognized by National Farmers Union

Receives 2010 Golden Triangle Award from National Famers Union

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement upon receipt of a 2010 Golden Triangle Award from the National Farmers Union, the organization’s highest legislative honor, for demonstrating leadership on issues relevant to America’s family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and rural communities.

“Colorado’s ag producers work day in and day out to provide our country with a reliable, safe supply of food, fiber and fuel—their voices and ideas must be heard in Washington to ensure that farming and ranching in Colorado and across the country continue to thrive” said Bennet. “I fought to get a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee so that I could advocate on behalf of Colorado’s farmers and ranchers and make sure they have the support they need. This award is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to keeping up the fight for Colorado’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities.”

Bennet was selected for his leadership on a variety of issues, including being a consistent voice for Colorado farmers and ranchers, his commitment to rural economic development, and support of Wall Street reform.

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 annually since 1988.