Farmers need enforcement of trade deals and renewable fuel policies to spur demand and lift prices of agricultural commodities, Iowa Farm Bureau members told lawmakers last week in Washington, D.C.

“We’re starting to see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel from the USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) and Phase One deal with China,” Adair County Farm Bureau member Clark Dolch said in a meeting with Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley. 

Forty Iowa Farm Bureau members took part in the IFBF 2020 National Policy Trip to the nation’s capital, applauding the entire Iowa congressional delegation for supporting the USMCA and other trade efforts.

“Our markets are such a global part of what we do in Iowa agriculture,” said Dolch, who works as an ag loan officer...