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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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.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for the president to partner in safely reopening meat processing plants in Iowa by utilizing the Defense Production Act (DPA) to produce the needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for workers, just as he has done to order the opening of the plants.
Today, Representatives Cindy Axne (IA-03), Abby Finkenauer (IA-03), and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) released the following statement on the lack of support for the biofuel industry in the United States Department of Agriculture’s recently-announced assistance program for farmers and producers affected by coronavirus.
“It is severely disappointing that the USDA is leaving biofuels behind in the recently announced Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
(Washington) -- Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne is among those expressing concerns over the future of the biofuels industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
Axne recently joined bipartisan colleagues in the House Biofuels Caucus in urging USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to use funds appropriated in the recently-approved CARES Act to assist biofuels producers with direct relief. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning, Axne says the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with other factors, has been destructive to the industry and the ag economy, in general.