GREENFIELD SIDELINES FARMERS FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL
Farm, business groups warn Iowa voters of threat of Green New Deal
DES MOINES, Iowa -- On Monday, the American Farm Bureau and U.S. Chamber of Commerce again warned Iowa voters about the grave consequences of the radical Green New Deal, which is supported by Democrat Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield. These agriculture and small business groups know the importance of electing representatives who will fight against out-of-touch, dangerous proposals like the Green New Deal.
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Greenfield’s campaign is being bankrolled by far-left environmental groups, who are hell-bent on pushing through the multi-trillion dollar Green New Deal along with a slate of other regulations that would cripple Iowa farmers. According to the Farm Bureau, the Green New Deal would turn Iowa’s economy on its head, increasing input costs for farmers and raising prices at the grocery store for consumers.
On the other hand, Sen. Joni Ernst will always fight for Iowa farmers and is one of the last lines of defense against devastating policies like the Green New Deal. Ernst has focused on implementing policies that open markets like the USMCA, she has been a “relentless fighter” for ethanol and the RFS, and helped rollback the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) overreach which regulated 97 percent of Iowa’s land.
“Theresa Greenfield is not willing to reject the Green New Deal because she cares more about radical environmental PACs in New York and California who are funding her campaign than boots-on-the-ground farmers and businesses in Iowa,” said Aaron Britt, Communications Director for the Republican Party of Iowa. “If Greenfield is given the option between Iowa farmers and special interest groups, she will pick special interests every time. Iowans can’t risk handing a vote for the Green New Deal to Theresa Greenfield and the far-left groups backing her.”