Many races for the House, Senate, and state offices could prove to have an outsized impact on farmers and ranchers across the country as Democrats look to achieve midterm gains and Republicans try to sell the accomplishments of the last two years to voters.
Senator Ted Cruz has gotten headlines for placing a hold on Bill Northey’s USDA undersecretary nomination, but he hasn’t gotten what he really wants: a meeting at the White House and substantive changes in renewable fuel policy.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and the state’s two senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, pushed hard to get President Trump to honor his campaign promises to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 - Four republican governors sent a letter to President Trump this week expressing concerns with recently proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and urging the president to keep his promises to rural America to support the RFS.