INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Indiana corn and soybean farmers are headed to the Indiana Statehouse on Feb. 14 to visit with their legislators about the importance of additional funding for rural roads and bridges.
The annual Corn and Soybean Breakfast hosted by Indiana Corn Growers Association & Indiana Soybean Alliance provides farmers with the opportunity to talk directly with their legislators about key issues facing their farming operations. Transportation infrastructure funding is a top priority for Indiana corn and soybean farmers during the 2017 Indiana General Assembly.
A 2016 study completed by the IU Public Policy Institute and funded by Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council found that repairing and replacing rural Indiana’s functionally obsolete or structurally-deficient roads and bridges over a 20-year period would cost more than $6 billion.
Additional support for the breakfast is provided by Dow AgroSciences, Farm Credit Mid-America, Beck’s, ADM, and the Indiana Dairy Producers.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 950 dues-paying members. For more information, visit www.indianasoybean.com.
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 15 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. Learn more at www.incorn.org/icga.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana soybean or corn checkoff dollars.