Indiana Soybean and Corn Farmers Hosting Ag Policy Discussions with U.S. Senate Candidates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 6, 2015) — Farmers from the Indiana Corn Growers Association and dues-paying members of the Indiana Soybean Alliance invite farmers and agribusiness professionals to Indianapolis later this month for candid conversations on ag policy with the announced United States Senate candidates from Indiana.

The Indiana Ag Policy Summit is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 20 at the Indiana Landmarks Center at 1201 N. Central Ave. in Indianapolis. All announced candidates for United States Senate in 2016 have been invited to participate in one-on-one conversations on major ag policy issues. Those conversations will be moderated by U.S. Farm Report Host Tyne Morgan.

“We believe the 2016 election will be a vital one for rural America,” said ISA Membership & Policy Committee Chairman Josh Kirkpatrick, a farmer from Fountain County. “We want farmers across Indiana to hear firsthand about the positions on important ag policy topics our candidates for Senate hold.”         

All announced candidates have been invited to participate in the event, and candidates who formally announce their candidacy prior to the event will also be encouraged to attend.

“From the Renewable Fuel Standard, to crop insurance programs in the farm bill, to trade and many other issues, farmers need to know what their elected officials believe,” said Herb Ringel, a farmer from Wabash and ICGA president. “We encourage every farmer across Indiana to do their homework on political candidates, and that starts by coming to hear from them firsthand at the Ag Policy Summit.”

The event is free, but registration is required. A free lunch will be served. Sign up at www.indianasoybean.com/indianapolicy. For more information, contact Katie Thomas Glick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 9 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.

The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, grain marketing, aquaculture, new soybean uses, and research. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 800 dues-paying members. Visit www.indianasoybean.com for more information.

This communications was NOT funded with Indiana soybean or corn checkoff dollars.