The Green New Deal is, "really a jumble of half-cocked policies that will dampen economic growth and will hurt jobs." - Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
(Jerry Hagstrom, "NFU Says No To Green New Deal," The Progressive Farmer , 3/6/19)
“Yesterday’s announced ‘Green New Deal’ is totally unrealistic. It is clear its authors and supporters have spent no time in rural areas or even have a basic understanding of how food is produced."
- Nebraska Farm Bureau President, Steve Nelson
(Wyatt Bechtel, "Democrat's Green New Deal Wants To Eliminate 'Farting Cows'" Farm Journal , 2/8/19)
Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill characterized her loss as a 'failure' of the Democratic Party 'to gain enough trust with rural Americans,'
(Peter Granitz, "McCaskill Blames Senate Defeat On Democratic 'Failure' With Rural America," NPR , 11/30/19)
IN 2017, IOWA’S CATTLE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED IN EXCESS OF $6.8 BILLION IN BUSINESS ACTIVITY TO IOWA’S ECONOMY
So Iowa farmers want to know: What's the BEEF?
Democrats are willing to cripple the economy of rural America. With a $93 trillion price tag, the Green New Deal is their new way of targeting farmers and ranchers across the country.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, direct greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle only represent 2% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.