National Farmers Union Awards Boyda Highest Honor

TOPEKA, Kan. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) awarded the 2008 NFU Golden Triangle Award to Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (Kansas Second District), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and an outspoken advocate for independent farmers and ranchers.

The Golden Triangle is the NFU's highest honor for government service. It is awarded annually to members of Congress who demonstrate outstanding leadership on issues affecting independent farmers, ranchers and rural communities. This is the second year the NFU has honored Rep. Boyda with the Golden Triangle Award.

Congresswoman Boyda said, "Agriculture remains a foundation of the Kansas economy, and Kansas farmers are a critical part of our state's heritage. It's an honor to represent all Kansas farmers and ranchers on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee."

NFU President Tom Buis said of the recipients of the 2008 Golden Triangle Award: "We are pleased to honor these hard-working men and women for their commitment to addressing the challenges we face in rural America. From the new farm bill to food safety and renewable fuels, these members never backed down. I thank them for their leadership."

The National Farmers Union was founded in 1902 in Point, Texas, and has now grown to a membership of 250,000 farm and ranch families, with organized chapters in 32 states. NFU continues its original mission to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities.