Saving Our Family Farms

Iowa’s family farms are the backbone of our economy.

Our farmers must be allowed to make a living. We must pass trade agreements that increase the value of corn, soybeans, hogs, and cattle, and the opportunity to profit from biofuels, wind, solar, and carbon credits. The time has come to abolish the death tax on family farms or we’ll someday see the day when there are none left.

1. China must honor the agreement it made with the Trump Administration to import at least $32 billion more in farm products over the next two years

2. As farms have increased their dependence on technology to cut costs and operate more efficiently, it is vital the Iowa’s farmers have access to emerging 5G technology. 5G will revolutionize Iowa agriculture, allowing farmers to constantly monitor field conditions, track and feed livestock, pilot drones and self-driving tractors.

3. During the next 40 years, the world will be weaning itself from dependence on fossil fuels, and increasing its reliance on renewable energy technologies. Farmers deserve to profit through the sale of electricity generated by wind, the sale of biomass energy produced by plants and organic waste, and incentives to install solar panels to help cut electricity and heating costs.

We need someone in Washington who will make farmers and families a priority. As your Senator, I will work to create a better future for agriculture and for Iowans.