Durbin Receives Golden Triangle Award from National Farmers Union

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), who serves on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today received the Golden Triangle Award from the National Farmers Union (NFU) for his leadership in promoting the use and production of renewable fuels, his commitment to passing legislation to combat climate change, and his support for efforts to address the crisis in the dairy industry.


“I am honored to receive the Golden Triangle Award and will continue to work with the Farmers Union and my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address rural issues in Illinois and in Congress,” said Durbin.


The award was presented at a meeting held today in Durbin’s U.S. Capitol office. At today’s meeting, Durbin discussed the importance of passing climate legislation that benefits farmers. He listened to the questions and concerns from NFU members regarding climate change legislation in the House of Representatives and spoke about the current state of negotiations in the Senate.


The Golden Triangle Award is based on the National Farmers Union symbol—a triangle with ‘legislation’ and ‘cooperation’ forming the sides and ‘education’ the base. The Golden Triangle Award is awarded annually and was first established in 1988. Senator Durbin was also a recipient of the Golden Triangle Award last year.