IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: A FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go …

1. A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS

2. A FARM BILL ALREADY!!!

3. FUNDING FOR LOCKS AND DAMS

4. INCENTIVES FOR E15

5. A FUNCTIONAL U.S. and STATE GOVERNMENT

This week, I’ve spelled out IL Corn’s priorities as they stand right now and asked Santa to fix them for us for Christmas.  The fact of the matter is, that he could probably fix them all, by bringing us this very last gift.

Santa, we’d love a functional U.S. and state government for Christmas.

For those of you outside Illinois, I’m sure the partisanship and the bickering in the federal government gets old and exhausting.  The budget issues are concerning with no solution in sight.  The leadership is lacking at times.

Here in Illinois, we deal with that at the state level too.

With a reasonable, functional, and able to compromise government at the state and federal level, we’d be able to talk through our need for locks and dams.  It’s a request that just makes sense, yet we can find minimal leadership to help us fix it.

We would have had a farm bill the first time.  Do you remember your shock when the farm bill failed on the House floor this year?

We would have E15 incentives because the legislation just makes sense.  Who doesn’t want to save money at the pump?  Who doesn’t at least want the CHOICE to save money at the pump?  Who doesn’t want more money in our state budget?

Santa, this request is short and sweet.  Could you give our legislators a change of heart?  Make our governments work efficiently and meaningfully towards solutions to our biggest problems?

In the end, that’s all we really want for Christmas.

Lindsay MitchellLindsay Mitchell
ICGA/ICMB Marketing Director

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As Illinois' corn farmers, we're proud to power a sustainable economy through ethanol, livestock and nutritious food. We love agriculture, the land and CornBelters baseball.See http://ilcorn.org or follow us on Twitter, http://twitter.com/ilcorn.
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