National Corn Growers Association President Chris Edgington presented the organization’s prestigious President’s Award to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today during the group’s Corn Congress meeting in Washington, D.C.
“Sen. Grassley has spent his career advocating on behalf of corn growers,” said National Corn Growers Association President Chris Edgington. “Whether it’s taking a stand on regulations burdensome to farmers, advancing agricultural exports through trade or supporting legislation that will extend access to higher ethanol blends, we would not have secured the policy successes we have over the years were it not for the contributions of the senior senator from Iowa. As an Iowan, it’s my honor to recognize Sen. Grassley with the NCGA President’s Award for his tireless work on behalf of the agricultural community.”
Sen. Grassley accepted the award and reflected on his work on corn issues.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this lifetime achievement award,” Grassley said. “As a proud Iowa Corn Growers Association member and one of only two farmers in the U.S. Senate, I am committed to being a voice for American agriculture and advocating for the family farmer. I am a strong advocate for year-round E-15, which creates another source of revenue for Iowa corn farmers. I appreciate the work the National Corn Growers Association does to represent corn growers across the U.S., and I look forward to continue working together to support Iowa farmers.”
Grassley serves on several committees, including the Senate Agricultural Committee. A lifelong Iowan, Grassley was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980.
The President’s Award is given annually to a leader who has worked to advance issues important to corn growers and agriculture.