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National Grange Recognizes Rural America Champions

Cindy Zimmerman

National Grange president Betsy Huber (right) with honorees Rep. Newhouse, Sara Wyant, & Nona Bear

The National Grange presented its 2022 Champion of Rural America Awards this week to four recipients who exemplify the mission of the family-focused organization founded in 1856.

The 2022 Champions of Rural America are Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Sara Wyant, founder of Agri-Pulse Communications, and patient rights advocate Nona Bear.

“This is one of the most important awards that could be given,” said National Grange President Betsy Huber. “For 155 years, the Grange has worked through nonpartisan means for America’s agricultural communities and rural residents nationwide. The process of selecting these Champions is something we take very seriously, as we want to ensure that our honorees are truly deserving because of their lifelong efforts.”

Huber said that each of this year’s honorees is a true “Champion” for the people living and working in rural America and she noted the contribution that Agri-Pulse has made. “Agri-Pulse connects the people who live in rural America directly to the people who make decisions about rural America,” said Huber.

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