Iowa cattle producers climbed the hill today.
Producers discussed key issues with state lawmakers and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the Iowa legislative session begins to wind down. Today was Cattlemen at the Capitol.
JanLee Rowlett is ICA government and regulatory affairs manager.
“We have several cattlemen’s members on the hill to connect with their legislators and discuss some of the key issues important to the beef industry in Iowa,” Rowlett says.
“A few of the most important things we appreciate their work on are foreign animal disease funding and protecting the livestock industry hear in the state. We also appreciate their work on the veterinary diagnostic lab funding we’ve been supporting as well as the livestock nuisance law that recently passed too.”
Governor Branstad also declared May as Iowa Beef Month.
“I’m proud to say I have been a promoter and supporter of beef since the very day I became governor. In my new role, after I get confirmed, I hope to promote beef in China and right now we are restricted to sell American beef in China so we hope to open that market. We hope it will make a real difference for us here in Iowa.”
Branstad adds The Senate Foreign Relations Committee expects to schedule a hearing for him on becoming ambassador to China in early May.