Durbin Discusses Farm Bill, Renewable Fuel Standards and Agricultural Priorities with the Illinois Farm Bureau

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with representatives of the Illinois Farm Bureau to discuss the importance of continuing to support and invest in Illinois’ agricultural communities. The group discussed the Farm Bill, renewable fuel standards and waterway infrastructure. A photo of Durbin’s meeting is available here.


“I was pleased to meet with the Illinois Farm Bureau today to discuss the new Farm Bill which gives farmers across Illinois the certainty they need to plan ahead.  It saves billions over the next decade, manages risks, and also invests in rural development, energy and agricultural research,” said Durbin.


The USDA has just begun efforts to implement provisions in the Farm Bill Congress passed in February. The legislation will save roughly $23 billion over the next 10 years compared to pre-sequestration budget levels. It reforms several titles to help producers better manage risk, makes key investments in energy and research, ensures programs are in place to help rural communities grow and thrive, and helps those most in need put food on the table.