Lawmakers pledge to protect farm safety net

Lawmakers pledge to protect farm safety net
IFBF President Craig Hill, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Sen. Joni Ernst, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley

Iowa lawmakers, along with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, pledged at the recent Iowa Ag Summit to craft a farm bill which will provide a strong safety net for farmers. They also said they would continue working to break down trade barriers around the world to increase U.S. ag exports and farm income and to strengthen the state’s biofuels sector.

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, predicted that...

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