WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo) received the National Farmers Union’s highest legislative award Thursday in Washington.

The Golden Triangle is awarded for outstanding leadership and public policy support of family farmers, ranchers and rural communities across the U.S.

Brown and Kaptur have captured multiple Golden Triangle awards over their careers.

“Ohio’s family farmers don’t have better friends in Washington than Sherrod Brown and Marcy Kaptur,” said Joe Logan, president of the Ohio Farmers Union. “Year after year, through tough policy problems and hard votes, Marcy and Sherrod put people first and honor the hard work and unique American perspective of rural Ohio.”;

In reference to Kaptur and Brown, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said: “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.”

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