Source: National Corn Growers Association

As part of National Agriculture Week, farmer leaders of the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association visited with elected officials in Washington, D.C., last week to promote issues currently facing Congress that are important to their industry. Specifically, the groups discussed agricultural trade with Cuba, funding for infrastructure improvements on the Upper Mississippi River system and the advancement of biofuels.

"It is important to have a united voice on issues affecting the agriculture industry, particularly during National Agriculture Week," NCGA President Darrin Ihnen, a grower from Hurley, S.D. said. "Corn and soybean growers share many of the same priorities and advocating together makes our grassroots efforts twice as strong."

"Trade, transportation and biofuels are top priorities for a number of agricultural commodities," said ASA President Rob Joslin, a producer from Sidney, Ohio. "When soybean and corn farmer leaders advocate priorities together, we have an even greater chance of being heard on Capitol Hill."

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