BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Lynn Rohrscheib, Illinois Soybean Growers chairwoman and a soybean farmer from Fairmount, Illinois, released the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA).
“Water is a critical element of our industry – impacting everything from the way our soybeans grow to the way we efficiently transport our crop. A reliable river system ensures that more than 60 percent of our soybeans can be exported through U.S. ports. Illinois Soybean Growers and farmers across the country have long advocated for WRDA approval. This legislation champions for much-needed infrastructure improvements to ensure long-term viability of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. We are hopeful that continued efforts will follow, and ultimately strengthen, the competitiveness of our domestic industries and grow agricultural export opportunities.”
Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean growers. ISG provides advocacy in Springfield and Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of Illinois soybean farmers and programs that enhance soybean production and demand. Voice for Soy, the online action center supported by ISG, allows growers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information about ISG, visit the website www.ilsoygrowers.com.
— Illinois Soybean Growers
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