Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today received the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2013 “Friend of the Family Farmer” award. The award was presented at a reception coinciding with NFU’s Fall Legislative Fly-In.
“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award from the National Farmers Union,” said Johnson. “I have enjoyed a real partnership with the South Dakota Farmers Union and National Farmers Union as we fought together to develop a farm bill that supports family farmers, to maintain a strong Renewable Fuel Standard, and to create our Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program.”
“Together we have achieved real victories for family farmers and ranchers,” Johnson said. “There are challenges ahead like getting a farm bill this year but working with advocates like SD Farmers Union and National Farmers Union I know we can get it done.”
National Farmers Union’s “Friend of the Family Farmer” lifetime achievement award is presented to those who have been lifelong supporters of family agriculture and Farmers Union values.