Durbin Meets with Illinois Farm Bureau President

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today met with the new President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Brian Duncan, who shared priorities of the Illinois’ agricultural sector for the upcoming year.  During their meeting, Mr. Duncan discussed the effects of California’s Proposition 12 on the economics of the hog industry and the important role of H-2A temporary workers for farm labor availability.   Mr. Duncan also thanked Durbin for his longtime support of ethanol, and highlighted the importance of safeguarding the federal climate model known as GREET, developed by Illinois-based Argonne National Laboratory, to ensure farmers have a strong role in sustainable aviation fuel, a climate-smart fuel with 50 percent lower carbon emissions. 

“Today I sat down with the new Illinois Farm Bureau President, Brian Duncan, to discuss how Washington can best support Illinois farmers and their farm production,” said Durbin.  “I’ll continue to advocate forour state’s farmers as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.”

Photos of the meeting are available here.