Award recognizes Illinois lawmaker who is making a difference for soybean farmers and the agriculture industry

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., (November 29, 2023) – Congressman Mike Bost, representing Illinois’ 12th District was recently named Legislator of the Year by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). This award recognizes an Illinois lawmaker who is actively making a difference for soybean farmers by advocating for policy and regulatory issues important to our industry. The award is presented in recognition of a proven track record of support and for championing farm policy.

“Rep. Bost actively advocates for policies that address issues Illinois soybean farmers are facing,” said John Lumpe, CEO of the Illinois Soybean Association. “Through his work on the House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Transportation, and Infrastructure and Agriculture, Representative Bost is truly making a difference for Illinois agriculture. We are thrilled to recognize him as the Illinois Soybean Association’s Legislator of the Year.”

Rep. Bost represents 34 counties of Illinois’ 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Bost also serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Bost is a lifelong resident of Murphysboro, Illinois, and previously served as a firefighter for the Murphysboro Fire Department.

Rep. Bost was recognized at the Illinois Soybean Association’s Impact Awards Banquet on November 28 in Bloomington. To learn more about the Illinois Soybean Association, visit


About the Illinois Soybean Association
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.

Media Contacts:

Erica Ballmer-Riley

Olivia Key
Illinois Soybean Association

Published On: December 5, 2023Categories: Latest News, Press ReleasesTags: , ,

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