BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – December 23, 2020 – Illinois Soybean Growers Chairman Doug Schroeder, a soybean producer from Mahomet, Ill., released the following statement in response to Congress passing WRDA legislation.

“We are pleased to end the year with a Congress who recognizes the critical importance of our locks, dams and water system infrastructure. Soybean farmers across the country rely on sound ag policy like the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to make sure our crop can efficiently get to market and the global customers we serve. Sixty percent of Illinois soybeans are exported and our farmers recognize the importance of maintaining our waterways to keep those export channels thriving. We join the ag industry in applauding the bipartisan work that brought about successful WRDA legislation.”

Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean producers. As part of ISA’s mission to uphold the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education, ISG advances the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level. Voice for Soy, the ISG legislative action network, allows producers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information, visit or


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Rachel Peabody
Director of Communications
(217) 825-7654

Published On: December 23, 2020Categories: Latest News, Press ReleasesTags:

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