Kim Reynolds has failed rural Iowa time and time again. Recent analysis from the Legislative Services Agency found that since 2012, Iowa’s farmland values have dropped over 11% with more trouble almost certainly on the way due to the escalating Trade War.The Des Moines Register reported last week that Iowa farmers stand to lose $624 million due to the Administration’s Chinese tariffs on top of the $560 million Iowa’s pork producers will lose because of tariffs on Mexico. Furthermore, on Monday, the Administration announced a new $200 billion dollars in additional Chinese tariffs, which will further drive devastating losses to Iowa’s agriculture economy.
“Rural Iowa is hurting because of Kim Reynolds and the GOP. Schools lack the money they need. People can’t get health care. And now, the Administration’s Trade War is going to take money out of the pockets of our farmers and Kim Reynolds remains silent. Kim Reynolds has failed rural Iowa, and it is time for new leadership that will once again fight for all Iowans. It’s time for Fred Hubbell,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price.