J.D. Scholten, the Democrat challenging Republican Congressman Steve King’s bid for a ninth term, says consolidation in agriculture and President Trump’s trade war are making it harder for farmers to make a profit.
He says the E-P-A’s anti-ethanol moves to benefit the oil industry isn’t helping either;
OC…..out for us? ;07
Scholten made his comments this weekend during a speech on the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.
Scholten criticized the Bayer-Monsanto merger, arguing farmers will have to pay more for seeds and farm chemicals.
He says farmers are the first victims in the Trump Administration’s trade policies.
OC……..an ice cube. ;12
Scholten says both Democrats and Republicans have failed farmers by allowing the mergers of grain processing, meat packing and seed companies.