The House of Representatives is back in session on September 8, giving you a little more than two weeks to connect with your Congressman while he or she is in Illinois for the August district work period.
If you haven’t already, call and schedule an appointment or check out your Congressman’s schedule of events on their website. Make a point to connect with them, develop a relationship with them, and explain to them what you’re facing on your farm.
You’re probably starting to worry about low farm prices – or maybe you’ve already been worried for a while. Tell your elected officials how low farm prices impact your family and your community, but don’t just stop there. Explain to them how programs that build demand like export markets and increased ethanol market opportunity can help increase commodity prices and help the farmers and rural community members in the district.
Stuck on exactly what to say? Start here!
We’ve pulled together some quick talking points on a few key issues so that you will have no problems talking with your elected officials. Print this off and take it with you. Make a copy for your Congressman. Share it with their staff.
You are your own best advocate with your Congressman because you will vote for them in the next election and they represent YOU!
Please don’t miss this opportunity to connect and share your experience on your farm with the Congressman that represents you.