Durbin Meets With Illinois Farm Bureau

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today met with Illinois Farm Bureau members. During the meeting, they discussed agriculture priorities for Illinois’ farmers, including the importance of the crop insurance safety net, keeping nutrition assistance programs strong, federal funding for conservation improvements, and protecting and expanding international markets for Illinois agriculture.

“As the Senate begins its work on the Farm Bill, I appreciate hearing firsthand experiences from the members of the Illinois Farm Bureau and will continue to work closely with them as we craft the right federal policies that strengthen the Illinois farming sector,” said Durbin.  

A photo of the meeting is available here.