Illinois Congressman John Shimkus is making stops throughout the district Monday to receive an endorsement from the Illinois Farm Bureau. According Director of National Legislation and Policy Development for the Farm Bureau, Adam Nielsen, Congressman Shimkus has been there for Illinois farmers.
Congressman Shimkus received the Effingham County Farm Bureau’s endorsement from President Kent Mellendorf at the Effingham County Farm Bureau on W. Evergreen Avenue. Mellendorf thanked the congressman for his work on several pieces of legislation dealing with water regulation, crop insurance, and trade.
In fact, the congressman’s stance on trade is part of reason why he netted the Farm Bureau’s endorsement. Shimkus says that improving trade is a matter of finding new markets for farmers, especially overseas. He says those markets are found using a trade deal, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Nielsen also cited the congressman’s record on opposing regulatory overreach as reason for the endorsement. Congressman Shimkus also made stops in Breese, Toledo, and Martinsville on Monday.