Missouri Soybean Association Endorses Parson for Lt. Governor

The Missouri Soybean Association, the statewide voice for soybean farmers in Jefferson City, announced today its support of a longtime friend of agriculture currently seeking higher office. The Association board of directors has voted to endorse Senator Mike Parson for Missouri Lieutenant Governor in 2016.

“Mike Parson has been a great partner to Missouri soybean growers because he understands agriculture,” said John Kleiboeker, a Missouri soybean farmer and Association director from Stotts City. “He has committed to advocate for agriculture every day in the office of Lt. Governor, and we welcome his enthusiasm and continued support.”

Sen. Parson has been instrumental to Missouri farmers on a number of issues during his time in elected office. He stood standing alongside Missouri agriculture in the passage of Amendment 1, handling the original Senate legislation to place the measure on the ballot for Missourians and devoting his own time and resources to advocate for agriculture. He has been a tireless voice for agriculture priorities, and brings real-world experience to the Capitol from his own farm and raising cattle.

“To receive support from fellow farmers is always an honor,” Sen. Parson said. “I understand how much the agricultural community means to Missouri. As a State Senator, I have always tried my best to protect our right to farm. If elected as Lieutenant Governor, I will continue to fight for this important way of life.”

The Missouri Soybean Association has been soybean growers’ voice on policy for more than 50 years. To learn more about how the Missouri Soybean Association works on behalf of Missouri soybean farmers, visit mosoy.org.