FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2018
Josh Hawley Announces Agriculture Advisory Council
COLUMBIA, Mo. — On Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Attorney General Josh Hawley announced his Agriculture Advisory Council, a coalition of experts and advisors who represent the state’s agriculture industry.
The Council’s support reflects Hawley’s commitment to fighting for Missouri agriculture – a crucial part of the state’s economy that has been neglected and ignored by Washington elites for decades.
“Our hardworking farmers represent the very best of Missouri, and I’m proud to have the support of our advisory council as we fight to take back our Senate seat,” said Josh Hawley. “We have the second most farms of any state in the country, yet Claire McCaskill has continued to vote against our interests for years on end. No wonder the American Farm Bureau has given her a failing grade this cycle. We deserve a Senator who cherishes our way of life and will protect Missouri farms and farming families.”
Charles Kruse – Dexter, MO, Stoddard County
- Charlie is a lifelong farmer, with his wife Pam, from southeast Missouri. He has faithfully served agriculture at both the State and National level in many leadership roles including Missouri Director of Agriculture and President of the Missouri Farm Bureau.
Barbara Wilson – Mexico, MO, Audrain County
- Barb and her husband Bruce are both third generation farmers who raise corn, soybeans, and wheat. She served on the Missouri Farm Bureau Board of Directors as the North Director at Large and on the Missouri Farm Service Agency State Committee. She has been recognized with the Dale H. Schnarre Rural Citizen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Farm Management and Distinguished Community Service.
Kathy Chinn – Clarence, MO, Shelby County
- Kathy operates Chinn Hog Farm with her husband, Gary. She has served in the Missouri House of Representatives, on the Greenley Research Center Advisory Board and on the American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force.
Vince Buck Marshall, MO
Jim McCann Miller, MO
David Dick Sedalia, MO
Keith Deimeke Laddonia, MO
Justin Rone Portageville, MO
Karla Waters Orrick, MO
Dustin Stanton Centralia, MO
Bruce Mershon Lee’s Summit, MO
Jake Fisher Portageville, MO
Elvin Kingree Dudley, MO
Dr. Anson Elliott Springfield, MO
Linda Bush Macon, MO
Marc Allison South Greenfield, MO
Sam Latchford Shelbina, MO
Kristen Perry Bowling Green, MO
Bob Perry Bowling Green, MO
Ron Hardecke Owensville, MO
“This group is made up of proven leaders from every part of the state,” said co-chair Charles Kruse. “Senator McCaskill has not been supportive of agriculture on so many issues, but we have no doubt Josh Hawley will be a strong advocate for Missouri farmers.”