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Ernst, Grassley Showcase Iowa Agriculture, Host Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Boozman

RED OAK, Iowa — On Wednesday, Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) hosted Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) – ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee – for Farm Bill discussions in Story, Greene, and Guthrie Counties.


“The 2023 Farm Bill covers every corner of Iowa Agriculture and I’m pleased Senator Boozman came to Iowa to hear first-hand from the folks this bill impacts. Our state is rooted in agriculture, and our farmers and producers are proud to put food on the table, not only for their own family, but for the world. The Senate Ag Committee has a duty to support the Ag industry and work together to get this bill passed,” said Senator Ernst.


“Senator Boozman will be a leading voice for Senate Republicans while writing this year’s Farm Bill, and I’m grateful he joined Senator Ernst and me to hear directly from Iowans about their Farm Bill priorities. With ag production being so critical for our state’s economy, I can’t overstate how important this year’s Farm Bill will be for Iowans. I look forward to working with fellow members of the Senate Ag Committee to craft a bill that supports the family farmers who our nation depends on for food security,” said Senator Grassley.


“The best ideas come from the ground up, which is why it is important that we get out of Washington and hear directly from those whose livelihoods depend on vital farm bill programs. Sens. Grassley and Ernst put together an exceptional slate of events where we heard from a variety of stakeholders who offered excellent input to consider as we move forward with writing the next farm bill,” Boozman said.


Ernst and Grassley had the opportunity to showcase Iowa agriculture and innovation at multiple visits including, a tour and Farm Bill discussion at Iowa State University in Story County; a tour of Louis Dreyfus, an ethanol plant in Greene County; and, a meeting with Iowa Pork Producers and tour of an AMVC sow farm in Guthrie County.



L to R: Senator Grassley, Senator Boozman, Pivot Bio COO and President Lisa Nunez Safarian, and Senator Ernst.



L to R: Senator Boozman, Louis Dreyfus Plant Manager, Senator Grassley, and Senator Ernst.



L to R: Local Media, Senators Grassley, Boozman, Ernst, and Local Media