OTTAWA – On Jan. 24, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) held a meeting with his Agriculture Advisory Committee at Ottawa City Hall. The focus of the meeting was to provide a legislative update, look ahead to the 2018 Farm Bill, and to have an open dialogue about the concerns facing the agriculture community.
The Congressman’s Agriculture Advisory Committee is made up of 27 community leaders from across the agriculture industry, with representation from each county in the 16th Congressional District.
Following the meeting, Congressman Kinzinger released this statement:
“The importance of agriculture in our country cannot be understated. Within the 16th District and across the State of Illinois, we are deeply proud of our fertile land and the hard-working individuals who make up the agriculture industry. I’m fortunate to have such impressive and knowledgeable community leaders on my advisory committee, and I’m grateful for their time this week. One of the big priorities we discussed was the 2018 Farm Bill, to get their input on what would be most helpful for the farmers, the rural communities, and the agriculture industry as a whole.
“Farmers across IL-16 are concerned about high healthcare costs. They want support for RFS, E-15 sales, and ethanol. The agriculture community values the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and want free trade to be protected on our agriculture goods. These have been and will continue to be my priorities as I fight for my constituents, and stand up for the agriculture industry. I look forward to continuing my work with the Agriculture Advisory Committee as we craft policies in Congress to best reflect the interests of 16th District.”