Indiana corn, soybean farmers on legislative priorities

Indiana corn and soybean farmers outlined legislative priorities at the Indiana Statehouse this week.

Sarah Delbecq with Indiana Corn Growers Association says farmers talked with legislators about regulations on CAFOs.

“Livestock is clearly an end user of our products and so it’s very important to make sure those issues get talked about at the state level,” she says.

Audio: Sarah Delbecq, Indiana Corn growers Association 

She tells Brownfield the group is following two bills, in the house and senate, that would place unreasonable restrictions on livestock farms.

Phil Ramsey with the Indiana Soybean Alliance says grain farmers are also concerned about broadband access in rural areas.

“We can have service, but if it’s not good and constant service, our technology is not going to work,” he says. “We spend a lot of money to buy the technology in the hopes of making us more productive and more responsible of how we’re using our products.”

Audio: Phil Ramsey, Indiana Soybean Alliance 

He says it’s important that farmers continue to meet and talk with representatives in person.

Delbecq and Ramsey spoke to Brownfield at the Indiana Corn and Soybean legislative breakfast in Indianapolis.

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