FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tues., October 9, 2018
CINDY AXNE STATEMENT AHEAD OF E15 ANNOUNCEMENT
Des Moines, IA – Today, Cindy Axne, Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, released the following statement ahead of President Trump’s expected announcement on expanding access to E15 year-round.
“I’m pleased that the Administration is finally making good on its promise to extend E15 access to help our corn growers, but our farmers are still suffering from President Trump’s unnecessary tariffs,” said Cindy Axne. “As Congressman Young takes the stage with President Trump today, I hope that he stands up to policies that have cost Iowa farmers $2.2 billion and calls for an end to this reckless trade war.”
While Congressman Young has acknowledged that the trade war is hurting Iowa farmers, he also said, “I understand what the President is doing regarding using tariffs as a leverage tool. I get that.” at an event with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue in August.
“Iowa farmers should never be used as leverage,” added Cindy Axne.