Illinois Soybean Growers Applauds New Farm Bill

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Illinois Soybean Growers Applauds New Farm Bill

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – December 12, 2018 – Lynn Rohrscheib, chairwoman of the Illinois Soybean Growers, released the following comment regarding Congress’s passage of the Farm Bill.

“Sound farm policy provides producers with stability, and that’s much needed in today’s down farm economy and changing trade environment. Illinois Soybean Growers applauds the bipartisan efforts that recognized our needs, heard our concerns and put together legislation that will benefit both urban and rural communities. ISG looks to the future with renewed vigor, knowing that the Farm Bill, a producer’s greatest risk management tool, is in place. As the leading soybean state in the nation, a strong Farm Bill contributes greatly to our economy. We look forward with optimism for the 2019 growing season. To complement the work of the Farm Bill, ISG continues to champion for expanded market access, long-term trade solutions and a biodiesel tax credit that supports an important and valuable market for Illinois soybeans. Illinois soybean growers call for continued progress on those legislative priorities.”

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 Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs
levinm@ilsoy.org
(309) 808-3606 
   
Rachel Peabody
Communications Manager
peabodyr@ilsoy.org
(217) 825-7654