Durbin Meets With Illinois Farm Bureau President And Members

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 and President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Brian Duncan, to discuss Illinois’ agricultural priorities as the Senate continues its work on the Farm Bill.  During their meeting, the group expressed support for federal crop insurance and shared concerns about California’s Proposition 12 and its effects on pork producers.  Farm Bureau members also emphasized the importance of removing barriers and expanding international trade, increasing opportunities for crop-based sustainable aviation fuels, and how expanded federal incentives for conservation practices can help farms address the climate crisis.

“Today I joined the Illinois Farm Bureau President, Brian Duncan, and many Illinois farmers to receive an update on how federal policies can be improved to ensure that Illinois agriculture remains strong,” said Durbin.  “I’ll continue to advocate for our state’s farmers as the Senate Agriculture Committee continues its work on the Farm Bill.”

Photos of the meeting are available here.

Farmers from the following counties also attended the meeting:

  • McLean County
  • Henry County
  • McHenry County
  • DeKalb County
  • Cook County
  • Monroe County
  • Clinton County
  • Woodford County
  • Christian County
  • Washington County
  • Lee County
  • Logan County
  • Menard County
  • Edwards County
  • Jasper County
  • Sangamon County
  • Madison County
  • Pike County
  • Carroll County