Less than a week after being on the scene of a politically motivated shooting in Virginia, Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis was visiting with central Illinois farmers Monday.
Congressman Davis made stops in Macon and Champaign County Monday morning to continue what's been dubbed "The Field Ahead - Farm Bill Listening Tour." While much of the discussion focused on agriculture, Davis was a bit emotional addressing the events of June 14th when a gunman opened fire on a baseball field where Republican congressmen were practicing. Davis thanked those that reached out to him, and hopes the incident leads to change in Washington.
Davis has made several stops in recent weeks across the 13th Congressional District to discuss the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill with those that are directly affected by the legislation. He says common themes such as the importance of crop insurance continue to lead the discussions.
Although there is no immediate timetable for work on the new Farm Bill to begin, Rep. Davis feels getting an early jump on things is a good sign.
In addition to the Farm Bill, Davis also touched on topics such as infrastructure, trade, and new USDA Chief Sonny Perdue at his Champaign stop Monday. Congressman Davis serves on the House Committee on Agriculture.