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ARA Legislator of the Year Award

ARA recognizes one or more legislators annually for their leadership on issues that impact agricultural retailers, their farmer customers and America's rural communities. 

Current Award Winners

ARA honored U.S. Representative John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Representative Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., with its Legislator of the Year award. Learn more about their support of the agricultural retailers and the industry as a whole in the news release.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif.
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif. Photo from Garamendi's Facebook.
      NEWS RELEASE
     
Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D.
Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D.
      NEWS RELEASE

Past Award Winners

  • 2022 - Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) & Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.)
  • 2021 - Sen. Jerry Moran, (R-Kan.) & Sen. Todd Young, (R-Ind.)
  • 2019 - Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) & Rep. Collin Peterson, (D-Minn.)
  • 2018 - Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) & Sen. Roger Wicker, (R-Miss.)
  • 2017 - Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) & Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
  • 2016 - Sen. Heidi Heidkamp (D-N.D.) & Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
  • 2015 - Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) & Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
  • 2014 - Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) & Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.)
  • 2013 - Sen. Kay Hagen (D-N.C.) & Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.)
  • 2012 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) & Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.)
  • 2011 - Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) & Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio)
  • 2010 - Rep. S. Graves (R-Mo.) & Rep. B. Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.)
  • 2009 - Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)
  • 2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
  • 2007 - Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.)
  • 2006 - Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)
  • 2005 - Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.)
  • 2004 - Rep. C. Stenholm (D-Texas) & Sen. C. Burns (R-Mont.)