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Enjoy bacon and talk with lawmakers during annual ISA and ICGA Legislative Breakfast

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Contact: Dave Blower Jr. at 317-644-0980; dblower@indianasoybean.com

 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 14, 2019) — The Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership and Policy Committee and the Indiana Corn Growers Association expect the lawmakers of the Indiana General Assembly to “bring home the bacon” for farmers during this year’s legislative session. To encourage good conversations about policy priorities for 2019, ISA and ICGA are bringing bacon to the Statehouse.

 

The Bacon Bar and Brunch, otherwise known as the annual Legislative Breakfast by ISA and ICGA, features the crispy, flavorful, pork strips along with coffee and other breakfast favorites. ISA and ICGA invite lawmakers, legislative staff, farmers and agricultural stakeholders to enjoy the breakfast and conversation from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Indiana Statehouse.

 

“The Indiana Soybean Alliance closely monitors all potential legislation that affects farmers’ lives and livelihoods,” said Shelby County, Ind. farmer and ISA M&P Committee member Anngie Steinbarger. “This event allows farmers to engage state lawmakers and share our priorities for the year. By offering bacon, we can communicate a pro-farmer message and have a lot of fun along the way.”

 

The appetizing aroma of duck bacon, turkey bacon, beef bacon and “bacon” bacon will also waft through the halls of the Statehouse. Of course, the brunch will feature more than bacon.

 

“Livestock production is a key sector of Indiana agriculture,” said Mulberry, Ind. farmer and ICGA Vice President Mike Beard. “A healthy livestock industry in Indiana means a healthy market for locally grown corn and soybeans. It also means more jobs and a stronger economy for the state. Could there be a better way to remind Indiana’s senators and representatives about the importance of livestock than the smell and taste of bacon?”

 

Legislative Breakfast sponsors include Corteva, the Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Indiana Pork, Farm Credit Mid-America and the Indiana State Poultry Association.

 

For more information, contact Lauren Taylor, ISA corporate relations and membership manager, at ltaylor@indianasoybean.com or 317-644-2863. Go online to www.indianasoybean.com/bacon to register.

 

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 grain marketing, livestock, aquaculture, production research, biofuels, environmental programs, and new uses for soybeans. 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 nearly 600 dues paying members. Learn more at www.indianasoybean.com

 

The Indiana Corn Growers Association, 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. Learn more at www.incorn.org/icga.

 

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