(Washington, DC) -- Nine members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are being honored for supporting farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and Representatives Jim Hagedorn, Angie Craig, Dean Phillips, Betty McCollum, Tom Emmer, Collin Peterson, and Pete Stauber received the "Friend of the Farm Bureau" award. Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap said, "this award proves these congressional members understand and recognize the importance of agriculture to all of Minnesota and we look forward to continuing to work with them on issues impacting rural Minnesota.”