WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement in observance of National Agriculture Day:

“As we recognize National Agriculture Day, we commend Iowa’s hardworking farmers and growing agriculture industries that play an integral role in our daily lives and our national economy. Iowa is a leader in corn, soybean, pork, ethanol and wind production – making it possible for one in five Iowans to work directly in agriculture or a related field.

“It is an honor to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee alongside Senator Grassley where I am focused on continuing to identify ways to innovate and enhance Iowa’s agriculture industry through job growth, energy innovation and economic development.”

Senator Ernst serves on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She chairs the Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy. 

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