Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
On his Annual Social Media Series #Cornwatch and #SoybeanWatch
Delivered on Saturday, October 24, 2020
Across Iowa this weekend, farmers will be in their fields as they continue the 2020 harvest.
Iowa farmers have now harvested all but about 10 percent of soybeans and 30 percent of corn.
Because I’m in Washington D.C. this weekend, I won’t be able to give my social media followers an update on the 2020 #CornWatch or #SoybeanWatch series from the Grassley farm.
The purpose of this series is to give people who have never stepped foot on a farm an idea of the complexities that go into planting, growing and harvesting a bountiful crop.
Between COVID-19 supply chain disruptions, drought and a derecho, the 86,000 Iowa farm families have faced one of the most challenging years in recent memory.
Farmers are only 2 percent of the population but provide food, fuel and fiber for the other 98 percent.
I want to send my best wishes to farmers and their families as we are nearing the final stretch of the harvest season.