Durbin Meets with IL Soybean Growers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, today met virtually with the Illinois Soybean Association to discuss agriculture priorities in Illinois, including biodiesel markets, lock and dam upgrades, the role of agriculture in climate policy, and expanding international markets for soybeans.

“Illinois leads the nation in soybean production, and we must strengthen that leadership by restoring and opening new trade opportunities, building new waterway infrastructure, investing in research, and making sure federal policies fit with the realities of the farming sector.  It was great to hear from Illinois’ soybean farmers today, and I will continue to work hard for them here in Washington,” Durbin said.