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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) met with members of the Illinois Corn Growers and the Illinois Soybean Association on Tuesday.
The discussed focused on the impact of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s delay in setting production levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014 and increased opportunities for Illinois farmers associated with opening trade with Cuba, in addition to other agricultural priorities.
“Illinois’ economy begins on the farm,” Durbin said. “Today, I was pleased to meet with members from two of Illinois’ largest farming organizations: the Illinois Corn Growers and the Illinois Soybean Association."
Durbin said he will maintain a working relationship with the Illinois Corn Growers and the Illinois Soybean Association to ensure the best interests of the state agriculture community are represented.
"As we head into another planting season, I look forward to working with them on identifying opportunities for growth in Illinois’ agricultural industry, from establishing a strong Renewable Fuel Standard to normalizing trade relations with Cuba," he said.