WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives of the Ohio Farmers Union today awarded U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the Golden Triangle, the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) highest legislative honor, for his work on behalf of Ohio’s family farmers and rural communities.
“Ohio farmers and producers are critical to Ohio’s economy, and I’m proud to work with them to support Ohio’s number one industry,” said Brown.
Brown – the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 50 years – was part of the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee that successfully negotiated a five-year farm bill in 2014. Brown helped secure several key provisions for Ohio farmers in the 2014 Farm Bill including, strengthening and reforming the farm safety net, supporting conservation programs that protect the local environment, maintaining support for Rural Development programs to spur economic development, and helping farmers sell directly to producers, which creates jobs and increases access to nutritious, locally-grown food. Brown is holding on-going listening sessions to get input from Ohio farmers as he helps write the 2018 Farm Bill.