Corn Growers Endorse Vicky Hartzler For U.S. Senate
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—The Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA), a grassroots membership organization working for the betterment of Missouri corn growers, has endorsed Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) in her campaign to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Roy Blunt.
“The Missouri Corn Growers Association is pleased to lend our support to Vicky Hartzler in her race for the U.S. Senate,” noted MCGA President Jay Schutte of Benton City. “A longtime supporter of corn growers and farmer herself, Vicky and her family understand the struggles government regulations can impose on agriculture. She listens to our questions and concerns and is committed to working alongside us as a supporter of the Next Generation Fuels Act to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. We extend our thanks to Congresswoman Hartzler for her dedication to corn growers on the many different issues we face.”
To receive an endorsement from MCGA, Hartzler had to meet criteria established by the board of directors, a governing body comprised of 14 corn growers throughout Missouri. These standards include a strong voting record on MCGA’s top issues, as well as being a recipient of the organization’s esteemed Public Servant Award.
“I am honored to receive this important endorsement for my campaign for U.S. Senate from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and proud to join them as we battle for commonsense in Washington,” Congresswoman Hartzler said. “Missouri needs a senator who will fight hard for Missouri farmers, protect against regulatory overreach, and help build our markets. Missouri’s hard-working corn growers make our state a top producer nationally and I want to thank each of them for their important work and support in this vital mission to protect agriculture and save our country.”
The Missouri Corn Growers Association was formed in 1978 to advance policies that will help protect the rights of 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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