WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, issued the following statement after President Trump delivered remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention today:

“Over the last year, this Administration has made great strides in providing relief to rural Americans and our agricultural community, including the sweeping tax reform that was just signed into law, which reduces the tax burden for rural Iowans. Additionally, the President has worked to reinvigorate our economy by rolling back harmful rules and regulations, such as the burdensome Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

“Additionally, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity has worked to collect feedback from rural communities around the country. The priorities included in the report can play a vital role in strengthening our agricultural communities. Rural America is vital to our nation’s economy, and it’s my hope that these recommendations are turned into action for Iowans and rural communities across the nation.”