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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July 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, praised unanimous committee passage of legislation that will help ensure Iowans in rural communities have access to affordable rental housing options. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Axne, will strengthen U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) programs that preserve and expand affordable housing options in rural communities. The legislation passed out of the House Financial Services Committee yesterday and now heads to the House floor.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Rep. James Baird (R-IN-04) urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prioritize agricultural inspections to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) among domestic swine herds. In a letter sent to Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, the Representatives called attention to the rapid spread of ASF in Europe and Asia and highlighted the threat the disease poses to American hogs and our pork industry.
July 9, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA) released the following statement criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed biofuel targets for 2020, which would remain virtually the same as 2019 obligations. Each year, the EPA issues a proposal governing how much renewable fuels should be blended in our fuel supply in the years ahead in order to drive growth in the biofuel industry and provide more choices for consumers.

July 1, 2019 In The News

Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil, June 29, 2019

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

She spoke to attendees at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Holiday Inn & Suites.

June 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing focused on the economic hardships and extreme weather conditions farmers face, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) spoke on the need to significantly streamline processes and improve efficiency in the federal governments’ response to natural disasters in order to better serve Iowans. A link to download broadcast quality video / audio of the hearing is available here.
June 19, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a second letter requesting the Treasury Department provide Congress with research conducted on the consumer cost of tariffs. Rep. Axne first wrote to the Treasury Secretary on May 23, following Sec. Mnuchin’s testimony at a House Financial Services Committee hearing, requesting information within ten days to support the Administration’s claims that China will pay the price for tariffs.
June 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump signed into law the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly to include $3 billion in funding for Iowa and the Midwest in disaster funding since March.
June 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised final House passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk for his signature. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly to include $3 billion in funding for Iowa and the Midwest in disaster funding since March.
May 31, 2019 Press Release

Des Moines, IA – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed tariffs on Mexico beginning June 10th to curb unauthorized migrant crossings at the border:

“I strongly encourage the President not to follow through on the threat to escalate tariffs with Mexico. The trade war with China is already devastating Iowa farmers and increasing consumer prices on Iowa families.

May 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement after a House Republican blocked final passage of the bipartisan disaster supplemental funding bill that would provide much-needed aid to Iowa communities hit by devastating flooding in March: