03.11.16

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Gordon Stoner of Outlook

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines today recognized Gordon Stoner, a wheat grower from Outlook on his newly elected position serving as the President of the National Association of Wheat Growers.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

 The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

                        MONTANAN OF THE WEEK 

     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today to recognize Gordon Stoner, a wheat grower from Outlook, Montana, on his newly elected position serving as the President of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).  

     Gordon comes from a long history of farming, managing his own fourth-generation farm near Outlook. Stoner Farms practices no-till farming techniques and grows lentils, corn, oil seeds, flax, peas and durum, a high-protein variety of hard wheat that is a rare crop raised in select parts of the world. 

     Gordon has expressed enthusiasm about NAWG’s plan to partner with organizations in an effort known as the National Wheat Action Plan to help come up with new strategies for bringing the wheat industry back to increased profitability.  

     Gordon has also served in leadership roles with his church, Montana Grain Growers Association, served as chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates Joint International Trade Policy Committee and as director and chairman of NAWG. 

     Our great state depends on farmers, ranchers and producers who contribute greatly to the flourishing of our rural communities. On behalf of Montana, I thank Gordon Stoner for his paramount leadership and look forward to seeing the positive impact he continues to have on the wheat industry.

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