Missouri Corn Growers Stand Behind Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer

Posted on: August 1, 2012

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–The Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA), a membership-based organization representing corn farmers across the state, today announced their endorsement of Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Following recent redistricting, Luetkemeyer will represent Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District if elected.

“Since his election to the House in 2008, Congressman Luetkemeyer has proven a strong friend to corn growers,” said MCGA President Billy Thiel, a corn grower from Malta Bend, Mo. “Blaine has helped elevate the importance of flood control as the top priority on the Missouri River by cutting spending on duplicative environmental projects. He also recognizes the role the federal Renewable Fuels Standard plays in giving consumers a choice at the pump.”

Luetkemeyer, a native of St. Elizabeth where his family operates a 160 acre farm, is a second-term congressman representing central and northeast Missouri. In Congress, he serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and Domestic Monetary and Policy and Technology Subcommittees. Luetkemeyer received MCGA’s endorsement by a vote of the organization’s board of directors, a governing body comprised of 14 corn farmers from across the state.

“I am honored that the Missouri Corn Growers Association and their board of directors have endorsed my candidacy for Congress,” said Luetkemeyer. “As a small farmer, I have a deep appreciation for the association’s efforts in securing a better future for our family farmers.”

The Missouri Corn Growers Association was formed in 1978 to advance policies that will help protect the rights of over 2,200 farmer-members, build new markets for corn and increase opportunities through partnerships within agriculture and beyond. To learn more, visit www.mocorn.org.

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