BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) has developed a new program led by influential Illinois farmer-voices to encourage members of the soy community to join the Voice for Soy initiative, to bring awareness to legislative priorities including biodiesel, farm policy and trade, and to champion for the future of the agriculture industry.
The Voice for Soy initiative serves as a platform to help connect Illinois farmers with government officials, and to positively influence important legislation and policies affecting agriculture’s ability to operate in a sustainable and profitable way, both now into the far-reaching future.
“Because we are the largest soy-producing state in the country, we have an obligation to use our voices to speak up not only for Illinois soy growers, but for growers across the nation,” says Illinois soybean farmer, Stan Born. “There are many things in farming that we can’t control, like the weather. But there are things that we can influence, like legislation and regulatory action. So we have to speak up to the representatives in Springfield and Washington D.C. to ensure our priorities are known and our issues are understood.”
Continues Born, “Today more than ever, it’s easy to be heard.”
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 www.ilsoygrowers.com or www.voiceforsoy.org.
— Illinois Soybean Growers
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