For their role in increasing U.S. exports, for their leadership in opening and developing the Chinese market, and for their ability to move huge volumes of hay to China and UAE with their former comapny, John and Mike accepted the U.S. Presidential “E” Award for exports at a White House ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May of 2012. The Presidential “E” Award is the highest award given to any privately held company by the United States government.

U.S. Presidential "E" Award for Exports

Michaeld N. Gombos Jr., Secretary of Commerce John E. Bryson, and John M. Gombos.