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Corn and Soybean Farmers Turn Out for Annual Legislative Breakfast

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 2, 2018) — More than 80 Indiana corn farmers, soybean farmers and stakeholders met with 25 Indiana legislators at the Indiana state capitol this week to discuss 2018 legislative issues concerning Indiana agriculture. The event was hosted and sponsored by the Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership and Policy Committee.

 

“Through this event, we provide our members a chance to meet with legislators and talk about issues that impact their family farms,” said President Sarah Delbecq of ICGA. “We are pleased that so many farmers attended this year’s breakfast and took advantage of the opportunity to share their stories and concerns with state leaders.”

 

This year, ICGA and ISA M&P are following several pieces of legislation that impact farmers.  These include maintaining a reasonable regulatory framework at the state and local lever to ensure the livestock industry’s success in Indiana, rural broadband service and the need for emergency authority for the state chemist’s office in the event of a crisis. 

 

“Events like the Legislative Breakfast are made possible through the membership dollars of Indiana corn and soybean farmers,” said Chairman Phil Ramsey of ISA M&P.  “We need to make sure legislators and state agencies understand the nuances of our livelihood to ensure legislation supports the growth and success of this industry. Without membership participation, advocacy on behalf of Indiana farmers would not be exist. We are thrilled that so many farmers came out to meet with legislators to explain their work.”

 

To join these organizations or for more information about ICGA and ISA, visit http://www.incorn.org/icga and http://www.indianasoybean.com/.  We would also like to thank the event sponsors: Becks Hybrids, Dow AgroSciences, Farm Credit Mid-America, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Indiana Dairy Producers, Indiana Pork and the Indiana State Poultry Association.

 

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Contact: Melanie Fitzpatrick, MFitzpatrick@indianasoybean.com, 317-614-0377

 

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. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, grain marketing, aquaculture, new soybean uses, and research. 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 800 dues-paying members. Visit www.indianasoybean.com for more information.

 

The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.

 

This communication was NOT funded with corn or soybean checkoff dollars.