Farmers should back DeSantis

My title is Lance Lillibridge. A few of you could know me as an advocate for corn farmers in Iowa from my previous Govt Function within the Iowa Corn Growers or my early involvement within the Benton Tama Nutrient Discount Undertaking. I’ve additionally been concerned as a neighborhood 4-H chief and deacon at our church.

As a farmer, I’m involved not solely concerning the legacy of our farm however, extra so, the legacy of this nation. The final 14 years have introduced so many pointless challenges from the political enviornment! Not solely have the previous a number of administrations negatively affected our farm enterprise, but in addition morality in our communities has deteriorated. Division is at an all-time excessive. Being concerned in my group at totally different ranges, I’ve seen firsthand how harmful this division is. It’s previous time for logic to be put again into authorities to get our nation again on observe.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is the particular person for the job to reverse our nation’s decline. His expertise and outcomes as governor of Florida has introduced prosperity to the state and belief again to the federal government. DeSantis would give Iowa farmers a seat on the desk in Washington and push again on Biden’s “inexperienced” insurance policies that price us an arm and a leg. He would defend Iowa ethanol and biofuels, and battle for our power independence by prioritizing homegrown choices. DeSantis has already dedicated to supporting year-round E15 and supporting greater ethanol blends akin to E30.

DeSantis has confirmed that he understands the problems Iowa farmers face. He’s visited with Iowans throughout the state and is midway to finishing his dedication to visiting all 99 counties. In a latest op-ed he wrote, “Iowa farmers exemplify the values — religion in God, perception in household, and love of nation — that function the muse of America and do an amazing job feeding the world. But, the federal authorities insists on making it harder to farm.” DeSantis would stand within the hole to defend Iowa farmers towards huge authorities overreaches that we’ve seen from the Biden-Harris Administration.

Former President Donald Trump made many guarantees to Iowa farmers and vowed to place us first, however his administration did not ship. Beneath Trump’s management, commerce was disrupted for commodities coming from Iowa farmers and our inputs had tariffs utilized to them. Iowa farmers had been compelled into Market Facilitation funds with the intention to keep in enterprise. Trump additionally permitted extra Small Refinery Exemptions than some other which killed ethanol demand. Only recently, Trump was not supportive of Sustainable Aviation Gasoline on the Simon Conway Present. Trump stirred the pot in a number of good methods, however we’d like a frontrunner that can give us extra than simply lip service and a inexperienced hat.

DeSantis has a spine and power in his management fashion. DeSantis does his homework and ensures he understands the problems that want addressing. We’d like a frontrunner who doesn’t inform us what we wish to hear, however research the problems and asks questions as an alternative of obliging with the established order. Together with his management fashion, observe document in Florida, army background, religion, and fantastic spouse Casey and their three kids, it will be refreshing and reassuring to know a logical thinker is on the helm, and our nation’s therapeutic would begin on day one. I’m supporting Ron DeSantis and I hope Iowa’s farmers and producers will be part of me to assist make him the subsequent president of the USA.

Lance Lillibridge is a farmer from Vinton.

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