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Washington, October 17, 2018 | Maura Gillespie (2022253635) | comments
Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) penned a joint op-ed advocating for action on a strong 2018 Farm Bill to provide greater certainty and opportunity for the farmers in their districts, and across the country.
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Washington, DC – Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) penned a joint op-ed advocating for action on a strong 2018 Farm Bill to provide greater certainty and opportunity for the farmers in their districts, and across the country. As Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Reps. Kinzinger and Davis are both strong supporters of the agriculture community and represent thousands of farmers across their rural Illinois districts. Although the Farm Bill expired on September 30, 2018, both Kinzinger and Davis are hopeful that Congress will come together on this legislation to ensure innovation, free and fair trade, and economic opportunity for the farming community.  

In their joint op-ed, the Congressmen call for action on this important matter, and applaud the President’s recent decision to rescind restrictions on year-round ethanol (E-15), among other ways the federal government can help our farmers, ranchers, producers, and consumers. The full piece by Congressmen Kinzinger and Davis, as featured by Shaw Media, can be found here, and a few excerpts can be found below:

As members of Congress, the single most important legislation we vote on to serve our rural communities is the farm bill. As Congress works on its reauthorization this year, we owe it to our rural communities to work across the aisle to get this important measure passed and signed into law.

Many farmers in Illinois have asked that we be patient with the president while he works to get the U.S a better trade deal. They know many of our industries, including agriculture, have been negatively impacted because of unfair trade practices utilized by countries that include China and Russia. But times are tough in our farming communities and we need to see things moving in the right direction. We need to see results.

This country was built on hard work and ingenuity, and our agriculture community knows that firsthand. Our farmers deserve certainty and opportunity. And while there is still much work to be done, we are confident that Congress will get a strong 2018 farm bill to the president’s desk, and that free and fair trade will prevail for the good of our farming community, our economy, and our global alliances.


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