Iowa has a global reputation as an agricultural powerhouse. As the leading producer of pork, corn, soybeans and eggs, production agriculture anchors the state’s economy, helps ensure America’s food security and feeds millions of people from around the world. From the farm to the fork, Iowa’s agricultural abundance creates jobs all along the food chain. As a farmer-lawmaker, Senator Grassley brings real world experience to the policymaking fields in Washington, D.C. His leadership positions on the Senate Finance, Judiciary, Agriculture and Budget Committees provide a unique opportunity to shape tax, international trade, regulatory and spending policy that will shape the future of farming in the 21st century.
As work moves forward to renew the Farm Bill, Senator Grassley is continuing his crusade to improve imbalances in the federal farm payment system that reward mega-producers and leave less for small and mid-sized family farms; clamp down on concentration and anti-competitive practices that penalize independent producers; help beginning farmers get a good start in their capital- and labor-intensive profession; enact a mandatory country-of-origin labeling law; and, educate federal regulators when they try to nail a square peg in a round hole.
Senator Grassley has earned a reputation in Washington as a voice for American agriculture. And for as long as he is serving Iowans in the U.S. Senate, he’ll always work to do right by the family farmer.