As a fourth generation livestock and grain farmer working the land my great-grandfather bought in 1921, I am greatly worried about the state of our farm economy.

We have had the same inefficient representative in Steve King for 16 years. He has not offered any support to the Iowa ethanol industry due to his alliance to Ted Cruz and Big Oil.  

We have fewer seed companies and buyers for our livestock because of mega mergers. My input costs are going up while corn and soybean prices are going down thanks to the Trump Administration’s failure to enforce the RFS and their boneheaded trade war with China.

I believe J.D. Scholten is the breath of fresh air we need. Like Sen. Grassley, he’s committed to being accessible to all and doing town hall tours in every county. He is someone who will listen to everyone, who will put the interests of farmers and the people of Iowa ahead of his own political agenda.

Rick Schultes

Templeton, Iowa

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