Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
On Obstacles Farmers Face
Thursday, November 14, 2019
A five-year decline in farm income, retaliatory tariffs on U.S. ag commodities, disrupted renewable biofuel policies, devastating natural disasters and now shortages of LP gas needed to dry harvested grain add to the growing burdens weighing heavily on the minds of farmers.
Mounting pressures to pay the bills, get the crops out and make ends meet can be overwhelming.
There are many uncertainties in farming that are beyond human control, but there are other areas where Congress can help.
As a farmer, I’m fighting to build mental health resources, uphold the RFS and pass USMCA.