Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Commodity Credit Corporation Replenishment

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding
Commodity Credit Corporation Replenishment

September 30, 2020

CONTACT:
Andrea Casali
Media Relations Specialist
Illinois Farm Bureau®
309-557-2083
acasali@ilfb.org

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the passage of the Continuing Resolution by the U.S. Congress, which allows the government to be funded on a continuing basis and includes replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).

“Illinois Farm Bureau is appreciative of today’s passage of the Continuing Resolution to keep the government running through Dec. 11, which included replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation as Illinois farmers begin harvest.

“The Illinois congressional delegation played a key role to make sure the Commodity Credit Corporation replenishment was included in the final bill.

“CCC replenishment is extremely important to maintain the farm safety net and support of USDA operations going forward during the eighth year of hard economic conditions in agriculture.”

The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization directed by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau. IFB has a total membership of more than 378,237 and a voting membership of 77,909. IFB represents three out of four Illinois farmers.

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