Agriculture

Cindy is a 5th generation Iowan who grew up spending summers helping her grandparents farm soybeans, corn and hogs in Warren County. Cindy is proud to serve as a voice for Iowa farmers and rural communities as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Agriculture is not only an economic driver and job creator in our state, but Iowa’s farmers and producers feed people here at home and around the world. Cindy knows that ensuring our agriculture industry thrives is not only beneficial for Iowa’s economy, but the entire country.

As a member of the Agriculture Committee, Cindy will work on policies to ensure trade agreements benefit Iowa farmers, open new markets for exports, expand access to rural broadband and invest in innovative technologies to help Iowa farmers become more efficient and remain globally competitive.

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More on Agriculture

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Today, the co-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus introduced two new pieces of legislation to increase access to biofuels and to fully recognize the environmental benefits.

Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) led introduction of the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, which would expand access to higher blends of biofuels.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced her intention to vote for the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive relief bill aimed at helping Iowans in need and accelerating efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation includes an extension of enhanced unemployment benefits, a new round of direct payments, expansions of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and direct relief to help Iowa’s renters, homeowners, small businesses, schools, and child care providers.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

Today, Iowa’s Congressional delegation urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to expand eligibility of the department’s COVID-19 relief programs to include custom cattle feeders, a sector of Iowa’s agricultural economy operated primarily by family farmers.

February 23, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on Tom Vilsack’s confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: 

“I want to extend a sincere congratulations to Secretary Tom Vilsack on his successful and overwhelming bipartisan confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

January 27, 2021 Event

Congresswoman Cindy Axne will host a public "Connect with your Congresswoman" town hall event as part of her 16-county tour in Iowa's Third Congressional District. This town hall will focus on agriculture issues in Warren County.

Face masks are required of all attendees, and temperatures will be taken prior to admittance to the event.

Due to limited event capacity, the address for the event will be provided in an email to RSVPs on a first come, first served basis.

January 15, 2021 Press Release

Yesterday, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) was reappointed to serve on the House Agriculture Committee for the 117th Congress.

January 12, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), co-chair of the House Biofuels Caucus, led a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately reject the issuance of any illegal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers.

December 21, 2020 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a comprehensive package of legislation that includes a wide variety of priorities and provisions fought for by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) over the past year.
December 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) unveiled legislation to prevent a successful whistleblower reward fund at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from running dry because of the increasing success of a program identifying wrongdoing.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement amid multiple reports that President-elect Joe Biden will soon nominate Tom Vilsack to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

“Tom Vilsack’s experience speaks for itself – and as someone whose first job at the State of Iowa was in the Vilsack Administration, I’ve seen his commitment to good government and support for the people he serves up close .