Braley for Iowa Announces 250 Founding "Farmers for Braley" Print
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Written by Jeff Link   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:27
Farmers stand behind Braley for support of Iowa agriculture, Farm Bill DES MOINES, IA – Braley for Iowa announced today that more than 250 Iowa farmers and agriculture producers have signed on as founding members of “Farmers for Braley”, a group of public supporters of Rep. Bruce Braley’s 2014 US Senate campaign. In addition to endorsing Braley, Farmers for Braley will also serve as key elements of Braley’s grassroots organization, communicating with Iowans about Braley’s efforts to promote and expand Iowa agriculture.
“I’m proud to have the support of so many Iowa farmers and agriculture producers,” Braley said. “I grew up surrounded by Iowa agriculture: detassling corn, walking beans, and working at a grain elevator. I know firsthand how important farms and agriculture are to Iowa’s economy and culture. That’s why I’ve worked so hard in Congress to promote Iowa agriculture and protect Iowa’s farming future. I think I can be even more effective serving in the US Senate.”
“Bruce Braley fights for the Iowa farmer,” said Robert Bell, a member of Farmers for Braley from Warren County. “His nonstop work to bring people together in Congress to pass a long-term extension of a Farm Bill into law demonstrates how committed he is to the future of Iowa agriculture. Bruce knows how important agriculture is to Iowa’s economy and works nonstop to promote it.”
“When it comes to Iowa agriculture, Bruce gets it,” said Mary Krier, a Farmer for Braley from Keokuk County. “Bruce is working to protect family farms and help young people interested in farming get off the ground. Iowa need a voice like his in the US Senate to keep working for Iowa farmers and Iowa agriculture.”
When Braley was growing up in Brooklyn, Iowa, his father worked at a grain elevator, and Braley spent summers on farms detassling corn, walking soybeans, bailing hay, and working at a grain elevator. As an attorney in Waterloo, Braley worked on behalf of farmers.
In Congress, Braley has worked for years to pass a long-term extension of the Farm Bill. Last month, for example, Braley called on Congress to cancel its annual August recess until it sent a comprehensive, five-year extension of the Farm Bill to the President’s desk.
A full list of the founding Farmers for Braley can be downloaded at the following link: http://brucebraley.com/farmers-list
Bruce Braley was born in Grinnell and grew up in nearby Brooklyn, Iowa. His father, a Marine, fought on Iwo Jima in World War II; his mother was a teacher. Braley worked his way through college and law school building roads and bridges with the Poweshiek County Roads Department, waiting tables, and tending bar. He worked as an attorney for 23 years before being elected to Congress. Braley has become known for his work on behalf of veterans, his advocacy for the middle class, and his bipartisan effectiveness. Braley lives in Waterloo with his wife, Carolyn. They have three children: Lisa, David, and Paul.
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