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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. 

2019 Award Winners

ARA honored U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., with its 2019 Legislator of the Year award. Learn more about their support of the agricultural retailers and the industry as a whole in the news release.

News Release

Rep. Collin Peterson_Leg Award
ARA Member Representatives presented Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., with the 2019 ARA Legislator of the Year award.

 

Sen. Richard Shelby, Ala
ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock and ARA Board Chair Rod Wells, GROWMARK, present Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala., with ARA's 2019 Legislator of the Year Award.

 

Past Winners

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.)