Feenstra announces Agriculture Advisory Board
At a farm town hall held near Sanborn on March 15, U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) announced that he has assembled an Agriculture Advisory Board ahead of the 2023 Farm Bill reauthorization. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will serve as the honorary Chairman.
The board is comprised of 60 members of the greater agriculture community from all 36 counties in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, and represents a wide range of industries, including corn, soybeans, pork, beef, turkey, dairy, eggs, cattle, goat, seed, fertilizer, veterinary medicine, equipment manufacturing, FFA, conservation, agricultural lending, and research and development.
Feenstra’s Agriculture Advisory Board accompanies his work on his Feenstra Agriculture Tour, which he launched a few weeks ago at Morningside University in Sioux City, meeting with agriculture students.
“I am excited to announce my Agriculture Advisory Board as we work together to pass a strong Farm Bill that benefits Iowa. Between crop insurance and international trade to biofuels production and rural development, every title of the Farm Bill impacts Iowa agriculture and our economic vitality,” said Rep. Feenstra. “I look forward to working with Secretary Naig, my board, and farmers and producers across my district to create sound policy for the Farm Bill that protects the productivity and profitability of our agricultural industry. I’ve always said that Iowans and our rural communities deserve a seat at the table in Congress, and this board ensures that they do.”
“As a native of Palo Alto County, home to our family’s century farm in the heart of Iowa’s 4th District, I am proud to serve as the Honorary Chairman of Congressman Feenstra’s Agriculture Advisory Board,” said Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. “Iowa needs a strong Farm Bill, and we are fortunate to have Congressman Feenstra delivering for us in Congress and on the House Agriculture Committee. I applaud Congressman Feenstra for assembling this group to identify critical Farm Bill priorities like building markets, driving conservation progress, providing nutrition assistance for those in need, implementing effective risk management tools and supporting rural economic development.”
The board was scheduled to hold its first meeting on March 22.
Among the members of the Agriculture Advisory Board are Kelly Nieuwenhuis, Jeremy Van Ess and Corey Rozenboom from O’Brien County, Rob Jacobs from Osceola County, Ramona Nitz and Chad Tentinger from Cherokee County, Will Jones from Clay County, Al Giese from Dickinson County, Dean Meyer, Dwight Mogler, Doug Stensland and Scott Schneidermann from Lyon County, Andy Schroeder, Don Kass and Darin Dykstra from Plymouth County, Mitchell Sievers and Andy Kosky from Buena Vista County and Brad Kooima, Steve Rehder, Craig Moss, JT Dean and Jeff Altena from Sioux County.