(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – In a fight to protect agriculture and rural communities, Missouri’s soybean producers voted to support Attorney General, Eric Schmitt for U.S. Senate.
“As the state’s number one industry, it is imperative we have a friend of agriculture in this U.S. Senate seat,” said Matt Wright, Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) president. “We believe that Schmitt will advance and implement policy impactful to the soybean farmer and remain a sound supporter of domestic agriculture, biofuels and generational agriculture with a strong stance against the death tax.”
Schmitt understands the need to prioritize Missouri’s domestic energy independence and has plans to fight for more opportunities for the Show-Me state’s farmers.
In Missouri, biodiesel supports more than 3,000 jobs and totals $1.3 billion in statewide economic impact. With the addition of a new Cargill crush plant, Missouri will garner increased soybean demand and an added annual production capacity of 62 million bushels of soybeans.
“The Biden administration’s retreat on American energy independence increased prices at the pump and hurt Missouri’s farm communities. We need to be investing in America and that means supporting farmers who feed and fuel our nation,” said Eric Schmitt, candidate for U.S. Senate. “In the U.S. Senate, I will partner with soybean farmers to fight for energy independence and policies that allow agricultural producers to thrive.”
“Eric Schmitt understands agriculture and has long proven his commitment to Missouri Soybeans and the farmers we serve,” said Gary Wheeler, Missouri Soybeans CEO and executive director. “As Attorney General, Eric has joined us in the fight to push back against federal government overreach and taken action to support the tools farmers need. We’re confident he will do the same as our next U.S. senator.”
The Association’s farmer board champions Missouri farmers, being the voice to many audiences who impact agriculture. After more than 50 years, MSA continues to advance and protect the interests of Missouri soybean producers.
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.