(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – The Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) is committed to supporting the entire soybean value chain on the political front. With thoughtful consideration and due diligence, Missouri’s soybean farmers voted to endorse long-time agricultural advocate Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe as the state’s Governor in the 2024 gubernatorial race.

“I’m proud to receive this important early endorsement for Governor from the Missouri Soybean Association and stand with their hard-working farmers as we work to make Missouri’s agriculture industry the best it can be,” Lt. Governor Kehoe said. “Soybean farmers and their industry’s extraordinary economic impact in Missouri as one of our top commodities cannot be understated. Their success is Missouri’s success and we all have a critical role to play to ensure these hard-working producers have the tools they need to be successful.”

Lt. Governor Kehoe personally understands agriculture as a first-generation farmer, raising cattle in Jerome, Missouri. The consistency with which he has supported the agricultural community and soybean stakeholders on key issues was noted by the Association’s board of directors in their decision to endorse Kehoe for Governor.

“It’s critical that we have a friend of agriculture in the Capitol, serving with as much passion to better the industry as we are through the Association,” said Matt Wright, MSA president. “Soybean producers are faced with issues every day that heavily impact the way we operate on our family farms. Having Kehoe in office offers our growers relief from stifling state policy.”

The farmers strongly believe Kehoe has the vision to expand agriculture’s reach in Missouri and will continue build upon the Show-Me State’s number one commodity – soybeans.

As the growers’ voice on policy for more than 50 years, the Missouri Soybean Association takes pride in its candidate selection and support.

The Missouri Soybean Association is a statewide membership organization working to increase the profitability of Missouri soybean farmers through advocacy and education efforts across the state. To learn more, explore mosoy.org.

Mike Kehoe at a podium
Mike Kehoe, 2024 candidate for Missouri Governor