Congressman Bill Enyart today met with local farmers to outline key priorities for Southern Illinois. At the St. Clair County Farm Bureau, Enyart heard concerns and ideas from farmers that he will take back to Washington. Enyart, who will serve on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, is deeply committed to fighting for Southern Illinois farmers and will be a strong advocate for a comprehensive 2013 Farm Bill.
"Southern Illinois farmers deserve a strong voice in Washington, and that's why I am pleased to be serving on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture," Enyart said. "Folks are working to overcome the worst drought in decades, and we cannot afford for them to be pawns in Washington political games. Today's meeting is an important step in making sure that Washington no longer fails Southern Illinois farmers, and I will be taking back their ideas and raising their concerns in Congress."
"We really appreciate the opportunity to meet with Congressman Enyart and express ideas and concerns regarding the new Farm Bill, EPA issues, and fiscal issues," Illinois Farm Bureau Vice President Richard Guebert, Jr said. "We look forward to building a strong relationship with Congressman Enyart and working together in the coming weeks and months."
Earlier this week, Enyart joined Senator Dick Durbin for a briefing on Mississippi River navigation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard.