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Update: Bids announced for Iowa Agriculture Secretary

Photo Courtesy of Tim Gannon

Tim Gannon, of Des Moines, today announced his bid for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Gannon farms 900 acres on his family’s Century Farm in Jasper County.

Tim Gannon runs for Iowa Agriculture Secretary as a Democrat. Gannon says his top priorities as Secretary would include: strengthen support for Iowa’s core agricultural products while also expanding investment in new products designed to grow jobs and opportunity in Iowa, fight to expand the market so that producers of all types and sizes can thrive, find new markets for Iowa’s corn and beans and improve soil health.

 

Photo Courtesy of Mike Naig

Mike Naig, of Urbandale, today announced his bid for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Naig currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture under Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. He also helps his dad and uncle with their crop and livestock farm near Cylinder.

Mike Naig runs for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture as a Republican. Naig says his top priorities as Secretary would include: continue to be committed to protecting consumers, expand economic opportunities for Iowans and advocate in Iowa, as well as around the globe on behalf of the hard-working men and women who care for the crop and livestock that feed the world, fuel our nation and drive Iowa’s economy.

 

Chad Ingels, of Randalia, announced his bid for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture January 24, 2018. The Ingels farm encompasses 600-acres of row crops. Ingels continuously works to implement cover crops onto his the Ingels ranch management system. The Ingels are also long time farrow-to-finish producers for Niman Ranch.

Chad Ingels runs for Iowa Agriculture Secretary as a Republican. Ingels says his top priorities as Secretary would include: talking to officials in Washington, expand E-15 availability, continuing open dialogues about trade and exports and increasing opportunities and reducing barriers for success for farms of all sizes.

 

Photo Courtesy of Ray Gaesser for Iowa

Ray Gaesser, of Corning, announced his bid for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture January 18, 2018. Gaesser owns 650 acres, as well as rents or custom farms 5,400 acres with his wife and son. The Gaessers grow 3,000 acres of corn for ethanol and 3,000 acres for seed production for Stine Seed Company.

Ray Gaesser runs for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture as a Republican. Gaesser says his top priorities as Secretary would include: stewardship of land, air and water quality to grow farm profitability, opening trade for farmers’ livelihood, jobs and feeding the world’s hungry, long-term policies and innovative practices and ensuring food safety while protecting farmers’ rights.

 

Craig Lang, of Brooklyn, Iowa, announced his bid for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture October 23, 2017. Lang milks 650 cows, farms 1,200 acres and runs a cow/calf beef operation with his father, brother and two sons.

Craig Lang runs for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture as a Republican. Lang says his top priorities as Secretary would include: resolving pressing water quality issues, soil loss and a stagnant rural economy.

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