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 24, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) wrote to the bipartisan leadership of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to urge them to give the Department of Agriculture (USDA) maximum flexibility to assist farmers and producers during the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Biofuels Caucus, joined a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration to forgo an appeal of the 10th Circuit Court's decision that invalidated three Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

March 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced and heard testimony from Robb Ewoldt, a soybean farmer from Scott County, Iowa, at a hearing before the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture subcommittee. Mr. Ewoldt’s deeply personal testimony highlighted the destabilizing effects that tariffs have had and the difficult choices he and his wife have had to make.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Yesterday, President Trump signed legislation led by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to protect our nation’s pork supply and the Iowa pork industry from the threat of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) through expanded agricultural inspections.

February 12, 2020 In The News
I know what you’re thinking. After the Iowa caucuses and the constant onslaught of 2020 news, you’re probably tired of hearing about politics. And it is no controversial statement to say that, more and more, it seems like all we hear about these days is how divided our politics has made us. But as we approach a solemn anniversary, I’m asking you to join me in taking some time to step back and see the progress we can make when we leave out the politics.
February 11, 2020 In The News
On Monday, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation introduced by Iowa 3rd District Democrat Representative Cindy Axne to protect Iowa’s pork industry and the national pork supply from a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak.
February 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, the House unanimously passed legislation led by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to protect our nation’s pork supply and the Iowa pork industry from the threat of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) through expanded agricultural inspections.

January 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) commended the Senate for advancing the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement, bringing the trade deal one step closer to full ratification. The agreement is now awaiting final signature by President Trump and ratification by the Canadian government.

January 15, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), the only Iowa member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement ahead of the signing of a ‘Phase 1’ trade agreement between the United States and China: “As this administration has pursued a prolonged trade war with China, Iowa farmers have been the ones to pay the price..."
December 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed into law numerous measures supported by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) that will eliminate the threat of burdensome healthcare taxes, bring investment to Iowa’s green economy and rural communities, help with disaster recovery and support local farmers, producers and small businesses.