BLOOMINGTON, ILL – October 20, 2021 – Congressman LaHood (IL-18) and the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) were back on Ron Kindred’s farm in Atlanta to wrap up their “Life of a Soybean” video series, providing a behind the scenes look at planting, growing, and harvesting soybeans. The final video can be viewed here.

“Thank you to Ron for allowing me to join him and the Illinois Soybean Association to give a behind the scenes look at the life of a soybean,” said Rep. LaHood. “The videos we filmed highlight the hard work that farmers put in every day to feed and fuel Illinois and America.  I will continue fight for farmers and Illinois soybean producers in Congress and on the Ways and Means Committee.”

The third video in the series focuses on harvesting the soybeans. Ron and Congressman LaHood talk about what comes next after harvest and some of the challenges that farmers face during this stage, including market access and infrastructure that allows for Illinois to be a competitor in the soybean industry.

“The time Representative LaHood took in coming to my farm, speaking with me about topics farmers want their voice heard on, and listening to my family’s story does not go unnoticed,” Kindred says. “Now that he has experienced the entire growing season from planting to harvest, he has been able to see firsthand the hard work and dedication of Illinois farmers. This unique experience was valuable for both of us.”

Rep. LaHood serves on the Subcommittee on Trade for the Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, and many other economic growth measures.

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

Published On: October 20, 2021Categories: Latest News, Press ReleasesTags:

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