Ernst Applauds USDA’s Intent to Move Two Agencies Outside of Beltway

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) praised the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to move two research agencies outside of Washington, DC.

We Need Sensible Trade Policy, Not A Bailout for Farmers

Shane Vander Hart: Farmers don’t want a bailout, farmers want expanded free markets. They want the President to pursue sensible trade policies that open up trade, not restrict it.

White House Reorganization Plan Includes Merger of ED and Labor Departments

The Trump Administration released a federal government reorganization plan that includes a merger of the Education and Labor Departments, as well as, other streamlining proposals.

Grassley, Ernst Push for Bill Northey’s Confirmation to USDA

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) spoke in favor of Bill Northey whose confirmation vote for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is being blocked by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Feds Spend $6.7 Million on Promoting Mango Consumption

Quin Hillyer: Critics like Judicial Watch imply that it’s a legitimate question to ask why the National Mango Board, or others like it such as the National Honey Board, the National Peanut Board, and the National Popcorn Board, needs federal government support or oversight at all.

To Eat or Not to Eat?

Don Racheter: The Obama administration school lunch mandates resulted in more waste, less food consumed, and more students going off to class hungry. The Trump Administration is right to delay compliance.

Watch: Joni Ernst Questions Bill Northey at His Nomination Hearing

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst questions Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey during his confirmation hearing for an Under Secretary of Agriculture post.

Advancing Iowa’s Renewable Energy Economy

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): The renewable energy economy in Iowa has created high-paying jobs, increased exports valuable to America’s economy and helps families save money. 

A Common Sense Solution to Protect Iowa’s Water

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): A community-based process will allow for government programs that aren’t locked into a pre-defined set of practices.

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Tapped for Secretary of Agriculture

President-elect Donald Trump today announced his intention to nominate former Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.

Grassley, Ernst Urge USDA to Properly Deploy Resources to Fight Avian Flu

U.S. Senators Ernst and Grassley encouraged the USDA to ensure that resources have been properly deployed to Iowa to fight the HPAI, Avian Flu, outbreak.

Ernst and Grassley Object to Dietary Guidelines Recommendations

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley join letter urging Secretaries Sylvia Burwell and Tom Vilsack to reject recommendations on meat consumption.

Steve King to Chair House Agriculture Subcommittee

Congressman Steve King was chosen to serve as the Subcommittee Chairman of the Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition Subcommittee.

The Overregulation of School Lunches

Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Act of 2010 regulating school lunches has been implemented this year and has resulted in hungry kids.

Hope & Change Still Doesn’t Equal Jobs

We had a rebound!  Well not the type of rebound that President…

Branstad Encourages Iowa School Superintendents to Continue Use of Healthy, Lean Beef

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds…