The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) selected Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) as its 2013 Wheat Leader of the Year at a ceremony in February. The award is given annually to a member of Congress who is committed to the well-being and goals of the wheat industry. Lucas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, was instrumental in the recent passage of the farm bill.
"It is always an honor to be recognized for your efforts on behalf of America’s farmers," Lucas said. "This is important to me because I represent one of the largest wheat-growing regions in the country."