The following statement may be attributed to Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill:

“Iowa Farm Bureau appreciates Governor Reynold’s support for the hardworking men and women across the supply chain who are helping put high-quality, real meat proteins on our plates through her Meat on the Table Month proclamation. Animal proteins are a natural source of essential vitamins like B12, which helps regulate the body’s nervous system and promotes brain function in young children. It’s also a prime source of zinc, a critical mineral that supports immune function.

We work every day to raise meat sustainably and with compassionate care. In fact, all of agriculture accounts for around 10 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By contrast, transportation accounts for 28 percent of GHG emissions and electricity accounts for nearly 27 percent. But we’re not done. With technology available today, U.S. agriculture is on a trajectory to reduce its GHG emissions by 50 percent.

We hope Iowans everywhere help celebrate Meat on the Table Month in April and every day.”