The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association this week recognized Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Pat Roberts, with the Capitol Hill Top Hand Award.
NCBA awarded the Kansas Republican the accolade in honor of his long career fighting for cattle producers and rural communities in the nation’s capital.
NCBA President Marty Smith stated, “Chairman Roberts is a pillar of the cattle industry and there is no one more deserving of this award.”
Throughout a career spanning decades, Smith says Roberts has always been committed to helping cattle producers in every way he can.
The Capitol Hill Top Hand Award, in its inaugural year, is given to one elected official annually, who goes above and beyond the call of duty to represent cattle producers nationwide.
Roberts is retiring at the end of the congressional session, ending a political career that saw him leading both the House and Senate Agriculture committees.
Kansas Republican Roger Marshall will take his Senate seat in January.
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)