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Indiana Farm Bureau celebrates historic legislative victory

Indiana Farm Bureau

NEWS RELEASE

 

April 8, 2016

 

For more information:   Katrina Hall, 317-692-7805, khall@infb.org

Jay Wood, 317-692-7825, jwood@infb.org

 

 

Hundreds of Indiana Farm Bureau members gathered at the Statehouse today to celebrate a successful legislative session. The event began with Gov. Pence performing a ceremonial signing of SB 308, a bill which will provide substantial property tax relief for Hoosier farmers.

“Every day of the session, our 73,000 farmer members found their voice in government by meeting with their legislators at the Statehouse and in their district, and also by making thousands of phone and email contacts,” said Katrina Hall, INFB’s director of state government relations. “Today’s ceremonial signing of SB 308 was the culmination of years of their hard work and dedication”

Following the bill signing, Farm Bureau held a reception to welcome Indiana’s newest secretary of agriculture, Eric Holcomb. As head of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Lt. Gov. Holcomb works to cultivate a positive environment for the producers of food, fuel and fiber in the Hoosier state.

“As the new secretary of agriculture, Lt. Gov. Holcomb has an understanding of the enormous role our industry plays in the state’s economy,” said INFB President Randy Kron. “We look forward to working with him to make Indiana the best place in America to live, farm and raise a family.”

Farm Bureau’s reception provided an excellent opportunity for members and agriculture leaders to interact with the lieutenant governor, and share their thoughts about the future of agriculture in Indiana.

As Indiana's most influential agricultural organization, thousands of members engage at the highest level of civic participation, including meeting face-to-face with their officials in all levels of government.

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Click here to access a high resolution photo from the event.

 

About Indiana Farm Bureau

Since 1919, Indiana Farm Bureau has protected the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers. We are the state’s largest general farm organization and a farmer’s strongest advocate. INFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s very right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at www.infb.org.