Durbin Meets With New President Of The Illinois Farm Bureau

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Rich Guebert, the new President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, to discuss the importance of continuing to support and invest in Illinois’ agricultural communities. The group discussed waterways infrastructure, the Farm Bill, and renewable fuels standard (RFS). A photo of Durbin’s meeting is available here.


“I was pleased to meet with President Guebert. The Illinois Farm Bureau will be in good hands under his leadership,” Durbin said. “We discussed the new Farm Bill which gives farmers across Illinois the certainty they need to plan ahead and achieve stability and profitability over the next decade.”


The USDA has just begun efforts to implement provisions in the Farm Bill Congress passed in February. The legislation will save roughly $23 billion over the next 10 years compared to pre-sequestration budget levels. It reforms several titles to help producers better manage risk, makes key investments in energy and research, ensures programs are in place to help rural communities grow and thrive, and helps those most in need put food on the table.