BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Grain Producers Association (IGPA) is officially endorsing Brad Little to be Idaho’s next governor. As a farmer-led group, IGPA sees tremendous value in Brad’s experience and knowledge with agricultural issues.
As Idaho’s next governor, Little will continue state-level efforts to build successful trade relationships around the world. With 50 percent of Idaho’s wheat exported internationally, and a tremendous amount of malt barley shipped from Idaho to Mexico, Little is committed to urging the Trump administration to continue to open and expand international markets for Idaho products.
“Our industry has seen incredible changes from the way we grow our grains to the way they are harvested and marketed. Brad Little understands agriculture and our challenges, and he has already proven his commitment to our industry in advocating infrastructure and greater trade relationships to get our products to market,” said Dwight Little, IGPA President.
Lt. Governor Little has spent many years tackling economic development issues across Idaho and addressing our state’s unique infrastructure challenges. As Governor, Little would work to ensure Idaho’s roads, bridges, waterways, and rail lines were well-invested and working for agriculture producers, like Idaho’s grain producers.
“One of my favorite sayings, from my days in agriculture politics, is – change is inevitable, adaptation and survival are optional. As agriculture and other traditional industries become more efficient, we must focus on growing and diversifying rural communities, leveraging our existing advantages in order to grow jobs and incomes across Idaho,” said Lt. Governor Little.
With over 600 wheat and barley farm families as members, IGPA is the key policy advocacy organization working on behalf of Idaho’s grain industry at the local, state, and federal level.