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This year has been one of the most challenging years for Iowa farmers during my 40 years in the Senate.
Farmers have had to confront coronavirus supply-chain disruptions, wide-spread drought and a record wind-storm that blew across the state.
During my 99 county meetings, I saw Iowa fields that were completely destroyed.
The images of mature crops lying flat on the ground was heartbreaking.
Iowans are raised to be resilient.
But the hurt farmers have endured this year will be felt in our state for years to come.
Senator Ernst and I will keep fighting to strengthen Iowa’s farm economy despite this year’s unprecedented challenges.