Sample Letter

The Honorable [Senator Full Name]
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

OR

The Honorable [Representative Full Name]
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

 

Dear Senator/Representative [Last Name]

[Introduce yourself briefly and identify the topic of your communication. Be as specific as possible and if writing about a specific piece of legislation use the bill number and/or title if you know them.]

As a soybean farmer and a constituent of yours, I urge you to [request for action].

Soybeans are the world’s most important source of high-protein animal feed and vegetable oil. Substantial users of domestic soybean meal are the poultry, hog, beef, dairy, aquaculture and pet food industries. Soybean oil is used in food products and as a feedstock for producing biodiesel, the only commercial fuel to qualify as an advanced biofuel. The soybean industry is an important part of the U.S. economy as the largest positive commodity contributor to the U.S. trade balance, supporting on- and off-farm jobs through agriculture exports.

[Provide specifics on the legislation/issue about which you are writing and how it will affect you. Use examples.]

[Indicate the specific action you would like the representative to take and by when (if applicable).]

Thank you for considering this request.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Address]