Theresa is a farm kid with farm kid values. Raised on her family’s farm, she learned the importance of hard work and self-reliance. She knows we have to invest in our rural communities to keep them healthy and make sure they have the tools they need to thrive in the future.
Right now, Washington is failing our farmers. We’ve seen increased farm bankruptcies and reckless trade policies that have kept markets closed to farmers, and net farm income in Iowa has drastically fallen. We’ve got to commit to ending these irresponsible tariffs, unfair ethanol policies, and ensure we stand with our agricultural communities to pick up the pieces left in its wake.
In our rural communities, we need to increase the access to capital for small businesses and family farms so they can get a fair shot and compete on a level playing field. That also means expanding access to rural broadband so businesses can thrive in all parts of Iowa.