ALGONA, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is kicking off her final stretch of her 99 County Tour for 2020 with “Homegrown Week.” The senator will visit with Iowans in rural communities across the state—including, but not limited to, pork producers, corn and soybean farmers, biofuel producers, dairy farmers, and conservationists.
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“I was born and raised in rural Iowa, and still live in that same Southwest Iowa community. Farming and agriculture are a way of life – not only for my family but for so many Iowans across our state. This week, as I’m wrapping up my 99 County Tour for 2020, it’s all about ‘homegrown,’ said Senator Ernst, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy. “I’ll be hitting the road again to hear from Iowans firsthand about their challenges and successes, and to highlight the tremendous opportunity right here in my home state of Iowa.”
Senator Ernst will be making the following 99 County Tour stops this week:
- Swine health and veterinary clinic in Kossuth County
- Pork producers in Wright County
- Pork processing plant in Hancock County
- Veterans organization in Winnebago County
- Biofuel producer in Worth County
- Rural development and broadband discussion in Mitchell County
- Iowa State University agriculture research visit in Floyd County
- Plant and flower supplier in Howard County
- Young and beginning farmer in Allamakee County
- Dairy farm and production in Winneshiek County
- Farm land and conservation site visit in Hardin County
In addition, Ernst will speak at the Black Hawk Corn and Soybean Association Dinner in Dunkerton later this evening. On Thursday, she will welcome U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to cap off her “Homegrown Week” and 99 County Tour for 2020. Along with Secretary Perdue, Ernst will be joined by Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig, where they will tour derecho damage, a conservation site in Radcliffe, a tilapia farm in Ellsworth, and an agriculture technology company in Ames.