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ICGA endorses Daryl Beall

By Staff | Sep 17, 2010

Sen. Daryl Beall, D-Fort Dodge, has been endorsed by the Iowa Corn Growers Association’s political action committee.

Beall is running for re-election to Senate District 25, which includes Calhoun and Greene counties, as well as most of Webster County, including the City of Fort Dodge.

“Thousands of jobs depend on the land and on corn growers in District 25,” Beall said. “I have supported and worked with the corn grower’s association because I know they advocate for the rich, agricultural tradition that supports Iowa’s rural economy.”

The ICGA PAC established bipartisan support for Democrats and Republicans for the 2010 state and federal races, including 33 Democrats and 33 Republicans.

“Political decisions here in Iowa are critical to the future of farming,” said Bruce Rohwer, PAC chairman. “PAC support is one tool we can use to help elect people who have supported corn growers’ policies and who have taken action on issues that matter to corn growers.”

ICGA PAC decisions are made through an objective analysis including candidate responses to our survey, voting records, letters and other quantified evidence of support.

The ICGA PAC committee members include farmers from across Iowa, with an equal balance of party affiliation to ensure decisions are based only on corn growers’ policies.

Beall’s support for the corn growers and for programs and legislation that support Iowa’s rural economy is significant. He’s been recognized for his support of the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) and his leadership on the weight/axel bill that expands farmers’ ability to take their crops to market and reduces wear on our roads. Beall has also been a strong supporter and leader for ethanol.

“We need to continue to fight to preserve Iowa’s place as the number one producer of corn in the United States, and also continue to invest in what I like to call Iowa farmers’ new cash crop: Clean Energy,” said Beall. “The jobs that have been created in the ethanol industry, wind energy and biodiesel production cannot be exported from Iowa. These jobs will help secure the future for many rural communities across Iowa and Senate District 25.”

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