Corn Growers Release U.S. Senate Voter Guide

Posted on: July 19, 2012

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–The Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has released a Missouri Corn Voter Guide to provide a comparison of how the state’s U.S. Senate candidates stack up on important corn industry topics.

“So many issues are affecting our farming operations today and it is important to know where the candidates stand,” said MCGA President Billy Thiel of Malta Bend, Mo. “This guide allows corn growers and others with interests in agriculture to compare candidates side-by-side on matters most important to their livelihoods.”

Major party candidates competing in Missouri’s Aug. 7 primary election were asked to complete a Missouri Corn survey. The voter guide outlines U.S. Senate candidates’ responses on issues including ethanol, farm programs, trade, the Environmental Protection Agency, river management and animal agriculture. Candidates were evaluated according to Missouri Corn legislative priorities as well as recent public statements and past votes.

“We fight enough battles at home with Mother Nature, it is vital we have champions in Washington, D.C., to ensure the corn, ethanol and agriculture industries are protected,” noted Thiel. “We thank the candidates for participating and allowing growers to make a more informed decision on Election Day.”

The voter guide does not provide an endorsement of any candidate. To view the Missouri Corn Voter Guide, or individual candidate’s surveys, visit

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