Checkoff dollars at work
The ISA, along with six livestock and livestock-supporting organizations in Indiana, have teamed up to create the Farmers Deliver campaign. This campaign was created to help engage Indiana community members and leaders in conversations to alleviate misperceptions regarding Indiana’s livestock industry and support Indiana’s livestock farmers and, ultimately, Indiana’s soybean farmers.
As a top producer of soybeans, an essential ingredient of livestock feed, it makes sense that livestock farmers are expanding their operations close to this valuable input. ISA invests soybean checkoff dollars to educate local decision makers about the benefits of adding livestock to their community.
New and current livestock farms contribute revenue, taxes and quality jobs to a community. Learn more about Indiana’s livestock farmers at FarmersDeliver.com.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance funded a study from Purdue University on the Cost of Community Services for Indiana Counties and School Corporations. This study compares local government service costs to revenue collected across three different property sectors- residential, business and agriculture. While previous studies have used a single set of cost shares for distributing resources among the three sector, this study provides seven different cost share allocations, or alternatives to help local governments evaluate which scenario is most similar to their county.
Read the research study here.