COVID Can't Stop Corn Farmers from Connecting with Candidates and Elected Officials
COVID-19 has had a lot of impacts on farmers in Illinois, but it has not stopped conversations between Illinois corn farmers and their legislators. Farmers and legislators have creativity connected over the past month, discussing top Illinois corn farmer priorities.
In the last four weeks, The Illinois Corn Growers Association has facilitated twenty-two meetings between corn farmers and elected officials representing Illinois or candidates running for office in Illinois.
July and August are traditional months to catch up with members of the Illinois delegation, but with typical opportunities, like our July DC Fly-in and Illinois State Fair being cancelled, ICGA has worked to connect farmers and lawmakers via virtual meetings and a select few socially-distanced in person meetings.
Thanks to the following for taking the time to visit with corn farmers this month to discuss our priorities:
Senator Tammy Duckworth
Senator Richard Durbin
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, candidate for District 13
Mary Miller, candidate for District 15
Marie Newman, candidate for District 3
IL Director of Agriculture Jerry Costello