FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Illinois Soybean Growers Welcomes Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture Nominee

 

BLOOMINGTON, IL – January 19, 2017 – Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) welcomes the announcement of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as nominee for secretary of agriculture, to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in President Donald Trump's administration.

 

"Illinois farmers face many challenges today. The secretary of agriculture and the USDA play crucial roles in solving those challenges and ensuring the success of our farmers," says Mike Levin, ISG Director of Issues Management Analysis. "Congratulations to former Gov. Perdue. We look forward to hearing more from him as we work to serve Illinois soybean farmers."

 

Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean growers. ISG provides advocacy in Springfield and Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of Illinois soybean farmers and programs that enhance soybean production and demand. Voice for Soy, the online action center supported by ISG, allows growers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information about ISG, visit the website www.ilsoygrowers.com.

 

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For more information, contact:

 

Amy Roady

Director of Communications

roadya@ilsoy.org

618-535-7937

 

Mike Levin
Director of Issues Management Analysis
levinm@ilsoy.org
309-808-3606

 

Sarah Duwe
MorganMyers
sduwe@morganmyers.com
920-205-5495