Sioux City Journal: Ernst sees farm bill, WOTUS rule change as good news

By: James Lynch, December 13, 2018

Passage of an $867 billion, five-year farm bill and the EPA’s proposed changes in the controversial Waters of the United States rule have made this a “great week” for Iowa agriculture, according to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.

The Iowa Republican, a member of the House-Senate conference committee on the farm bill, said [Thursday], “I can tell you this is good news for Iowa.”

“Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of our economy, and it is our responsibility to provide them with the certainty and predictability they deserve,” Ernst said in a conference call with reporters.

“With their livelihoods dependent on factors largely out of their control, getting the farm bill done was a must-do and a big win.”

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