Today, I unveiled the latest Pence policy proposal that calls for growing Indiana's agricultural sector at Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville.
Agriculture has always been a key part of Indiana's economy. As of 2010, Indiana is the eighth largest agricultural exporter in the United States, and leads the Midwest with $16 billion in gross state product. More than 18,000 farm jobs and $620 million in income are directly tied to Indiana agricultural exports.
We need to push to increase trade opportunities, make Indiana a leader in agricultural innovation, boost the agriculture curriculum in our schools and take a careful look at taxes on the industry. With the right leadership and ideas, Indiana can be in a position to meet the growing demand for agricultural products worldwide.
To learn more about the latest Pence policy proposal to support and grow Indiana agriculture, visit www.mikepence.com/issues.