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

September 22, 2020 Press Release

Today, after Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House leadership to reverse course and include an extension of funding for farm aid programs, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a government funding resolution with vital aid for Iowa’s family farmers.

September 21, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) shared concerns with the House’s draft government funding resolution and urged Congressional leadership to revise it to include an extension of the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) borrowing authority to ensure aid for struggling farmers is not denied in the coming months.

August 21, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley, Joni Ernst and Representatives Abby Finkenauer, Dave Loebsack, and Steve King to call for the swift approval of a secretarial disaster designation request made by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) after last week’s derecho.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged Speaker Pelosi to bring up a revised and robust coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package for passage when the House returns to session later this week.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to advance a package of four appropriations bills containing billions in investments for programs to protect Iowa’s agricultural economy, environment, rural communities, and its veterans.

July 13, 2020 In The News

Efforts continue in Washington, D.C. to create a level playing field for Midwest cattle producers.

Last Thursday, Iowa Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA-03), Abby Finkenauer (D-IA-03) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) introduced legislation that would increase transparency in the U.S. cattle markets, and spur added price discovery and competition for Iowa producers using cash markets.

July 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to increase transparency in U.S. cattle markets and spur added price discovery and competition for Iowa producers using cash markets.

May 25, 2020 Page
Four different phases of bipartisan relief have been approved by Congress to help Iowa respond to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in our communities – and it is crucial that Iowans can account for how much aid has come to our state. As federal and state agencies respond to my requests for information, I will post their data and responses here for all Iowans to see. – Congresswoman Cindy Axne
May 18, 2020 Press Release
Axne: “It is essential that we know why it took the public nearly one month to learn of a COVID-19 outbreak after a report was filed”
May 18, 2020 In The News

On Monday, Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) issued a statement demanding immediate investigation of Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) based on allegations that OSHA failed to thoroughly investigate a reported complaint at the Tyson Foods Perry, Iowa, plant.