(Posted Wed. Jul 18th, 2012)
July 18: National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer today presented NCGA’s President’s Award to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) during NCGA’s Corn Congress meeting in Washington. The President’s Award is given annually to a leader who has worked to advance issues important to corn growers and agriculture.
“It is my great pleasure to present the NCGA President’s Award to Senator Debbie Stabenow for her continued leadership and support for the agriculture community, especially during the current farm bill process,” Niemeyer said. “She has shown dedication and leadership throughout the 2012 farm bill process and we appreciate her efforts.”
Senator Stabenow was elected in 2000 to represent the state of Michigan in the United States Senate. She is respected for her ability to build coalitions to get things done for agriculture and our nation. As Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, she has a powerful and unique role to play in shaping our nation's agriculture policies, which are so critical to our future, Niemeyer noted.
“Senator Stabenow an example of how to work efficiently in Congress,” he added. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with her and her staff on issues important to corn growers.”