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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September 18, 2019 In The News

Friends,

Over the last district work period, I had the great privilege of traveling throughout the Third District and meeting with folks in every corner of Southwest Iowa. With 95 total stops, I visited 16 counties, 28 towns, held 10 town halls and traveled more than 1,000 miles to connect with you. I'm grateful to everyone who took the time to meet with me. 

I wanted to update you on some of the stops I made and what I heard from Iowans during the past six weeks.

Town Halls 

September 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House Democratic Leadership to include extensions for the commodity credit corporation in the continuing resolution (CR) in order to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can continue Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to struggling farmers. The Washington Post reported that House Democrats are attempting to block President Trump’s farm bailout program in the CR that the House is expected to vote on later this week.
September 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the steps taken to notify communities immediately prior, during and after the historic flooding that devastated communities across Southwest Iowa in March. In a letter sent to Colonel John Hudson, Commander and District Engineer, Rep. Axne requested a specific timeline of events in order to help ensure that Army Corp has the proper procedures in place to ensure the public receives timely information to mitigate damages in future natural disasters.
August 21, 2019 Press Release
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, called for a federal investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansion of refinery exemptions from blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter sent today to Charles J. Sheehan, Acting Inspector General (IG) of the EPA, Rep. Axne requested that the IG conduct an investigation into the highly questionable decision-making and misuse of the EPA’s “small refinery exemption” (SRE) authority to benefit large or unqualified companies that may be exerting an undue amount of influence over the regulatory process.
August 16, 2019 Press Release

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August 13, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on the White House announcement that the President’s latest tariffs on China would be delayed until December 15, 2019 in order to protect consumers. The announcement comes one week after China announced they would no longer purchase U.S.

August 6, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Chinese government’s announcement it would halt purchases of U.S. agricultural products, including Iowa soybeans and other Iowa-grown products, in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed new 10% tariffs on Chinese goods:

July 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), to provide a lifeline to Iowa farmers navigating a downturn in the farm economy. The Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 will help Iowa farmers struggling with debt stay in operation by making more farms eligible to file for Chapter 12 bankruptcy. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a version of the bill in the Senate.
July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, joined the bipartisan Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus. The caucus will work with stakeholders to organize quarterly educational briefings to help Members of Congress and staff better understand the program, remain aware of current crop insurance issues and build bipartisan support for the farm safety net in Congress.

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.