We have had a lot to talk about in agriculture: The Farm Bill, trade and ethanol mandates. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst discussed these topics with us.
Audio: Interview With Iowa Senator Joni Ernst.
The Farm Bill is moving on the Senate Floor. Senator Ernst would like to see this wrapped up by July 4th.
Ernst says the Senate must pass the Farm Bill before any speculation can be addressed on a conference committee. However, getting a Farm Bill done is vitally important.
Ernst talks about the Renewable Fuels Obligations (RVO) released by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the need for changes on how Administrator Pruitt is handling waivers and blending requirements.
Ernst discussed a letter from the entire Iowa delegation, which was sent to President Trump concerning trade and its effect on Iowa Farmers.