Durbin Meets With Illinois Soybean Growers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, today met with the Illinois Soybean Association to discuss agriculture priorities in Illinois, including crop conditions, biodiesel markets, lock and dam upgrades, and the damage done by Chinese tariffs.

“This has been a tough planting season – and when you combine it with the President’s mystifying decisions like a reckless trade war and secret oil refinery waivers that destroy biodiesel demand, he’s putting constant and indefensible financial pressures on Illinois’ agriculture community,” Durbin said.  “Our soybean farmers are facing many challenges, and I stand ready to help any way I can.”

A photo of today’s meeting is available here.