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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was agreed to in 1993 by President Clinton. Since then, Mexico, Canada, and the United States have established a significant trade relationship.
President Trump has said NAFTA is unfair to the United States and his administration's officials are attempting to renegotiate the terms of the agreement. He has also said he may withdraw the United States from the agreement if changes are not made to NAFTA.
When traveling the Third District speaking with farmers, producers and folks who rely on agriculture to make a living for themselves and their family, I hear how low prices for farm products and commodities have hurt families and our rural communities. These continually low prices make it difficult for folks to break even, let alone make a profit, hire workers, provide for their families, and invest in our communities. And according to the Congressional Research Service, new farm income is down 50 percent since 2013.
For Iowans and all Americans, the end of the year is a time of reflection and looking ahead. This past year, our communities and nation have experienced trials and triumphs – not unlike those felt by Iowa families. In Congress, I’ve had the opportunity to honor Iowans rising to challenges they’ve faced or fighting to better our communities.
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Washington, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young is leading the effort in the United States House of Representatives to restore the biodiesel tax credit which expired last year. Yesterday, he led a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and was joined by 42 of his colleagues.
The letter calls on Congress to retroactively restore the credit before the end of year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement regarding the EPA's rule on the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2018 and 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel.
“While the EPA’s announcement is a great improvement from their previous proposal, I am disappointed the agency didn’t strengthen the biodiesel volume levels.
Des Moines, Iowa -Iowa Congressman David Young and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will host a Veterans appreciation coffee and forum on Friday, November 10, 2017.
The forum will be held at the HyVee in Urbandale (8701 Douglas Ave) from 7-8 am and will focus on the contribution Iowa's veterans have had on Iowa’s agriculture economy. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions of both Secretary Perdue and Congressman Young. The forum portion of the event will be moderated by WHO Radio’s Doug Cooper.
Rep. Young: Cole Staudt – 202-225-5476
Rep. Donovan: Patrick Ryan – 718-351-1062
Rep. Payne: Kyle Alagood – 202-225-3436
Sen. Roberts: Sarah Little – 202-224-4774
Sen. McCaskill: Drew Pusateri – 202-228-4595
DES MOINES -Iowa Congressman David Young is scheduled to be joined by Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey for the annual "Bringing in the Harvest" tour on Friday. They will tour family farms, cooperatives, and agribusinesses to learn more about issues affecting Iowa's farmers and agriculture economy.