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

October 7, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) pushed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack for updates on his agency’s work aimed at expanding regional cattle processing and combating the threat of African Swine Fever.

The two spoke at a hearing held today before the House Agriculture Committee on the state of the livestock industry.

September 30, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to send President Biden a bill that will help Iowa farmers and producers affected by last year’s derecho.

The legislation passed by the House and Senate today includes $10 billion to cover damage to crops caused by the 2020 derecho and other natural disasters from 2020 and 2021.

September 28, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congresswomen Cindy Axne (IA-03), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Angie Craig (MN-02) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a bicameral group of Congressional members spanning seven states in a letter urging the Administration to increase biofuels usage and reject any reduction in biofuel blending requirements.

September 21, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass a measure that supports Iowa farmers and producers affected by last year’s derecho, extends government funding to avoid a government shutdown, and ensures the U.S. does not default on its debt.

The legislation passed by the House today includes $10 billion to cover damage to crops caused by the 2020 derecho and other disasters from 2020 and 2021.

September 17, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a group of Democratic lawmakers in a letter to House leadership seeking $75 million in funding for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prevent and prepare for a possible African Swine Fever outbreak in the U.S. swine population.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

As the House continues to consider the Build Back Better Act, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) is touting the inclusion of a nine-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit that is included in the draft legislation.

September 13, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to approve the House Agriculture Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act, which includes provisions she fought for to support biofuel infrastructure and rural businessowners.

September 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that her bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural borrowers is included in the draft portion of the Build Back Better Act that will be considered by the House Committee on Agriculture tomorrow.

September 8, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that she had secured $1,000,000,000 for biofuels infrastructure in the House’s initial draft of the Build Back Better Act to support expanded availability and use of renewable fuels.

September 2, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in the upcoming reconciliation package.