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Joe Donnelly meets with Hoosiers, talks agriculture issues with Kokomo farmers on final day of summer tour

Joe Donnelly spoke with Hoosiers in north-central Indiana about the state of the campaign before meeting with members of ‘Farmers for Joe’ to discuss the impact of new tariffs in Kokomo on the last day of his summer tour.

After holding a health care roundtable in South Bend this morning, Joe stopped in Rochester, Logansport and Peru to talk about the issues of the day and the hard-working Hoosiers he met during his tour. He then met with Hoosier farmers in Kokomo to discuss the upcoming farm bill, and the effects new tariffs are having. He finished up by heading south for events in Indianapolis.

“Indiana’s farmers deserve a senator who works as hard as they do, and that’s why I’ll work tirelessly to make sure their voices are heard and bring their concerns to Washington,” said Joe Donnelly. “It’s their input that’s going into the coming farm bill, and they’re the reason I’m fighting to create a level playing field and access to international markets without tariffs or trade wars. As Indiana’s hired help, I’ll be proud to fight for our farmers in the Senate for six more years.”

“Hoosier farmers support Joe Donnelly because he works hard, travels to family farms in every corner of the state, and listens to our concerns. He gets it, whether he’s working on the coming farm bill or making sure that we can get a fair shake selling our crops to a global market,” said Mike Starkey, a Brownsburg resident. “I’m a proud member of ‘Farmers for Joe’ because there’s no better person to represent Hoosier farmers in the Senate than Joe Donnelly.”

Thursday is the final day of Joe’s summer tour, a seven-day tour across Indiana to discuss Hoosiers’ concerns and share how he’ll continue working for them in the Senate. Today, the tour also had stops in South Bend.

As Indiana’s hired help in the Senate, Joe has relied on hard work and Hoosier common sense to deliver results. 43 of Joe’s legislative proposals have become law in 2013, including 21 since President Trump took office. He’s visited all 92 counties each of the last four years to listen to Hoosiers’ concerns, including 544 events in Indiana last year alone. The Lugar Center last year named him the most bipartisan senator of the last 25 years still serving in office.