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Ernst: Regulations, low commodity prices are key challenges for Iowa ag

Ernst: Regulations, low commodity prices are key challenges for Iowa ag

As the nation’s leading producer of pork, corn, soybeans and eggs, Iowa’s agriculture industry has an enormous impact on the country and the world.

This October, I visited over a dozen ag businesses, including family farms, to hear about the true state of the agriculture economy in Iowa, and what I have heard and seen on the ground is far different from the rosy picture being painted by the Obama administration.

The agriculture industry is a humble one, filled with fiercely devoted and hardworking Americans. I grew up on a hog, soybean and corn farm that my family tirelessly tended.

Given my agriculture background, I find myself in a ...




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