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Senator Klobuchar covers Ag while in Ankeny

Griffieon Family Farms in Ankeny, Iowa hosted Democractic Presidential candidate and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, on Thursday, during which the candidate presented her hopes and plans for rural America.

The candidate acknowledged the need for support in rural America, and her recent discussion with a local farmer.

“We need to make sure that our farmers have the resources and incentive to overcome today’s challenges. You know, one of these challenges, of course, is the trade war that’s hitting even harder. I was talking to a soybean farmer outback before I got our here and they he said “Ya know, yes, we’ll take this money. But that’s not what we want. We want to be able to carry on the work of generations of our family before us.”

Klobuchar talked through her proposed “Heartland economics”, which encompasses how she plans to face current agricultural challenges.

“We should be making it easier for farmers to sell their products abroad, not harder. Our farmers produce the food, fuel, feed, and fiber, and they need export markets to sell their products. My approach on this, when it comes to these tariffs, when I get in, I’m going to review all of them. And I can tell you this, I will not be using a meat clever, or should I say a “tweet clever” when it comes to our policy on trade.”

The candidate went on to say she has intentions to restart the export council, a council in which she is a member of, but the group has not met since the start of the new administration.

During the speech, Klobuchar also touched on the Granger movement, demonstrating a plan to utilize her antitrust role to create an effect synonymous to the Granger movement.

“I am the ranking member of the Antitrust Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate, and I know a lot about this. And I am ready to make antitrust enforcement cool again.”