(September 28, 2011) Texas Farmers Union President Wes Sims presented Henry R Cuellar, Congressman from the Twenty-Eighth District of Texas, with the National Farmers Union Golden Triangle Award, the organizations highest award recognizing leadership on behalf of farmers, ranchers and rural communities. The award was presented during the National Farmers Union Annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C.
“Texas Farmers Union appreciates the support that Congressman Cuellar, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, has given to agriculture producers and rural communities and we are pleased to recognize Congressman Cuellar with this honor. Rural Americans continue to face many challenges, and we look forward to working with Congressman Cuellar in the future,” Texas Farmers Union President Wes Sims said.
The Golden Triangle Award is presented each year to select members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in recognition of their leadership on issues important to rural America.
Texas Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.
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