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 crop insurance, strengthening ethanol production, tackling climate change, fertilizer costs, and the critical role of immigrant farmworkers. They also thanked Durbin for his work to secure $829 million in federal funding to modernize Illinois locks and dams.   

“During today’s discussion, we agreed we need comprehensive immigration reform to fill farmworker positions with immigrants looking for new opportunities in the United States,” said Durbin. “I always enjoy meeting with the Illinois Farm Bureau and will continue to advocate for the right federal policies to fit the needs of Illinois’ agriculture sector.”

A photo of the meeting is available here.