Donnelly receives NCGA President’s Award

Sen. Joe Donnelly supported farmers by working to pass the 2014 Farm Bill.
Sen. Joe Donnelly supported farmers by working to pass the 2014 Farm Bill. | Contributed photo
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) honored Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) with the NCGA’s President’s Award in July.

“Senator Donnelly is a true advocate for farmers in Indiana and throughout the country,” NCGA President Chip Bowling, who presented the award, said. “He is one of ethanol’s biggest champions in Congress. He understands the importance of ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, which has made America more energy independent, strengthened the rural economy, and given consumers more choices, lower prices, and cleaner air. He has consistently defended the RFS and has spearheaded meetings with the Administration in support of this policy. He is also a lead sponsor of a bill that would give consumers access to higher blends of ethanol year-round.”

The annual award is given to the leader the NCGA singles out for passion in putting the needs of corn farmers and agriculture at the forefront of his or her work.

“Indiana and America’s corn farmers are providing the feed, food, and fuel that help to feed our families and power our economy,” Donnelly said. “It is an honor to be recognized by the National Corn Growers Association, and I look forward to continuing to work hard every day to bring the wisdom of America’s farmers to Washington to advance the interests of our farming and rural communities.”

Throughout his political career, the junior senator from Indiana has supported farmers by being a large part of the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill and by supporting increased funding for improved infrastructure that helps farmers and ranchers get their products to market.

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