DES MOINES — As a leading advocate for corn growers in Iowa and nationwide, Brooke Appleton of the National Corn Growers Association today voiced her support for Senator Chuck Grassley, a lifelong family farmer, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and fierce fighter for Iowa’s farmers and biofuels producers.
“Senator Grassley has been a tireless champion for policies important to corn growers. From the Renewable Fuel Standard, to farm bills, to tax issues, and trade priorities – we remain grateful for the Senator’s support and leadership,” said Brooke Appleton, NCGA’s Vice President, Public Policy.
“Iowa is the number one corn-producing state in the nation, so the support of our corn growers is very important to me. Agriculture is the beating heart of Iowa’s economy. From ethanol to distillers grain and other value-added products, corn growers help feed and fuel the world. As a family farmer, being the voice of Iowa agriculture in the United States Senate is a personal passion of mine,” said Senator Chuck Grassley.
The Grassley farm in New Hartford, Iowa grows corn and soybeans. Grassley has championed Iowa agriculture at every turn, from the farm bill safety net to expanding access to and production of corn ethanol. Recently, Grassley led the effort to support biofuel producers who had to shut down production during the pandemic. USDA just announced it would make $800 million available to the industry.