During National Parks Week, Ernst, Grassley Push for Support for Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

The Iowa senators are introducing legislation to ensure the organization can continue to preserve and tell the history of Iowa and American agriculture and its global significance.

WASHINGTON—During National Parks Week, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are pushing for support for the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA)—an affiliate of the National Park Service (NPS)—to ensure the organization can continue to preserve and tell the history of Iowa and American agriculture and its global significance.
 
“Iowa’s agriculture heritage is an instrumental part of our state and nation’s history and our prominence on the world stage. At the start of National Parks Week, I’m glad to team up with Senator Grassley to ensure the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area can continue to share the story of agriculture and highlight the rural communities that are and will continue to be the backbone of our country,” said Senator Ernst.
 
“Iowa has a rich history of agriculture and rural traditions. Our National Heritage Area provides educational opportunities to folks in Iowa and tourists from around the country,” Grassley said. “Silos and Smokestacks is a great resource so that the next generation can learn about Iowa history.”
  
Background:
The Protecting the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Act reauthorizes SSNHA through 2031. The Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area preserves and tells the story of American agriculture and its global significance through partnerships and activities that celebrate the land, people, and communities of the area. It is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service (NPS).
 
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