Farmers Union president praises Sen. Tim Johnson for his service

Farm Forum

HURON – South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke released the following statement on the retirement announcement made today by Sen. Tim Johnson.

“Since he entered public service over three decades ago, Sen. Johnson has always been a true friend of the family farmer,” Sombke said. “Sen. Johnson has been a champion for those who make their living off the land and we’re extremely grateful for his service and his tireless work on behalf of family farmers and ranchers in South Dakota.”

“We would not have Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws in this country without Sen. Tim Johnson. He’s always been a strong supporter of farm bill legislation. He has been at the forefront of countless pieces of legislation that help family farmers and ranchers survive and succeed. South Dakota owes a lot to Sen. Johnson for all of the work he has done.”

“His leadership is second to none and I appreciate all of his work to make life better for agricultural producers in South Dakota and across the country. He’s always been a tireless advocate during times of trouble and times of success in agriculture. He’ll be sorely missed. I can’t thank him enough for his service.”

Sen. Johnson was awarded the National Farmers Union Golden Triangle Award 17 times over his congressional career.