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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 8, 2016) — As the 2016 elections approach, understanding where candidates stand on issues directly impacting agriculture is critical to Indiana corn and soybean farmers. The Indiana Ag Policy Summit – hosted by the Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership and Policy Committee – on July 27 presents an opportunity to hear directly from both candidates in Indiana’s gubernatorial race. 

 

“Indiana farmers should plan to attend the Indiana Ag Policy Summit for many reasons.  I believe it’s important to take time and hear from our gubernatorial candidates and learn about their vision for agriculture,” said Jeanette Merritt, chair of ISA’s Policy Committee and a farmer from Peru, Ind.  “As a farmer, I want to know what their top priorities are for agriculture in the next four years and how their administration will work for Indiana farmers.” 

 

The Indiana Ag Policy Summit starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center at 7001 West 56th Street in Indianapolis. 

 

The event features conversations with the Indiana gubernatorial candidates – Governor Mike Pence (R) and John Gregg (D). The moderator will be Gerry Dick, the host of Inside Indiana Business. 

 

After lunch, representatives from five Indiana agricultural organizations will participate in a panel discussion on their top priorities during the upcoming General Assembly session in January 2017. In addition to ISA and ICGA, the panel includes Agribusiness Council of Indiana, Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Pork, 

 

“Taxes, road funding and transportation, infrastructure and rural broadband are issues that are being talked about by many farmers around the state and will likely be topics of conversation at the Summit,” said Merritt. 

 

For a full agenda and to register for this free event, visit www.indianasoybean.com/indianapolicy

 

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Writer: Casey Campbell, 317-347-3620,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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. 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 950 dues-paying members. For more information, visit www.indianasoybean.com

 

The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 15 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. Learn more at www.incorn.org/icga

 

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

 

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