|Senator Harkin and Congressman Boswell to Hold Media Conference Call on Failure of Republicans to Pass a Farm Bill|
|News Releases - Agribusiness|
|Written by Sen. Tom Harkin|
|Monday, 24 September 2012 14:20|
DES MOINES – Today, OFA Iowa, Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman Leonard Boswell will hold a media conference call about Mitt Romney, Congressman Paul Ryan and Congressional Republican’s failure to move the farm bill and their opposition to the Wind Production Tax Credit, which are so vital to Iowa’s economy. Last week, Congressional Republicans gave Americans a preview of the future Iowa would see under a Romney-Ryan Administration. House Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner and Paul Ryan, left town without extending the wind production tax credit or reauthorizing the farm bill, allowing it to expire and leaving Iowans without the necessary reforms to give rural communities long-term certainty.
Since day one, President Obama has worked to build stronger and more diverse rural economies through investments in renewable energy, manufacturing, education and agriculture. Today, he is standing by farmers during the drought, advocating for a strong safety net and urging Congress to pass the farm bill so that U.S. agriculture continues to experience one of its most productive periods in American history.
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