Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Farm Bureau endorses Nussle

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle received the endorsement of the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC) today. Nussle was named the 2006 Friend of Agriculture, receiving the support of one of the most extensive grassroots organizations in the state. The Farm Bureau honored Nussle for his proven commitment to Iowa’s agriculture industry and positive vision for making Iowa the Renewable Energy Capital of the World.

Neil Shaffer, PAC Committee Chair announced the endorsement. “We are supporting Jim Nussle for Governor because he has a positive view of Iowa and recognizes agriculture’s contribution to our state’s future. Nussle’s past voting record, his commitment to making Iowa the renewable energy capital of the world and his drive to make rural communities thrive all make him an ideal candidate to lead Iowa into the future.”

Jim Nussle said, “I am honored to have the support and commitment of the Iowa Farm Bureau. I am proud to stand with the members of this organization and look forward to working together to build upon our strengths and energize Iowa’s future.”

“Agriculture is the foundation of Iowa’s economic growth which is why I’m committed to capitalizing on our homegrown resources and promoting row crop and animal agriculture,” Nussle said. “With important issues like eminent domain and the expansion of the ethanol industry on the table, Iowa farmers need a Governor committed to Iowa agriculture. As Governor, I will set the tone from the top-down for a positive, cooperative relationship that will ensure farmers’ voices are heard.”

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, statewide organization dedicated to enhancing the People, Progress and Pride of Iowa. More than 153,000 families in Iowa are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve farm and rural prosperity.

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