Tester earns another Golden Triangle Award

Senator honored by National Farmers Union for agriculture leadership

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Jon Tester today received another Golden Triangle Award for his leadership as an advocate for agriculture and rural America.

The National Farmers Union today awarded Tester his fourth Golden Triangle Award in as many years.

“I’m proud to put another Golden Triangle on the wall in my office,” said Tester, a dryland grain farmer from Big Sandy. “A Golden Triangle is a reminder that I always represent rural America and family farmers and ranchers that keep rural America strong.  It’s a symbol of my commitment to creating jobs and sticking up for Main Street small businesses and working families.”

The Golden Triangle Award is based on the emblem of the National Farmers Union, which symbolizes three principles: legislation, cooperation and education.  The National Farmers Union says this years’ recipients were selected “for their leadership on a variety of issues, including: farm bill, energy and climate, health care, and financial market reform.”

Tester recently received national attention and the nickname “the well-grounded Senator” who is “still firmly earthbound” for his commitment to the farm that has been in his family for three generations.

In 2010, Tester has returned home to Montana all but two weekends to listen to Montanans, visit their businesses, and to turn their feedback into policy and legislation.