Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley
On the Importance of our Family Farms
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Iowa has a rich legacy in leading the nation and the world in agriculture production and innovation.
First in corn production, eggs, ethanol and pork, and second in soybeans.
Family farms are how many Iowans leave their mark on our world by passing their legacy to their children.
In the U.S. Senate, Senator Ernst and I have the great privilege of representing these farm families.
Senator Ernst and I have worked with the Trump Administration to make biofuels a priority.
We’ve secured E-15 year-round, 15 billion gallons of ethanol are blended annually, new infrastructure through USDA and secured an extension of the biodiesel tax credit.
We have secured and expanded trade agreements with our largest trading partners which add value to Iowa commodities.
We also helped put an end to the ridiculous Obama-era Waters of the US rule that would have regulated 97 percent of Iowa farmland as a navigable waterway.
But just as harvest puts an end to a farmer’s year, our work will not stop in November.
Senator Ernst and I will continue to focus on Iowa farm families and ensuring their success for years to come.