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Grassley commences 99 county tour, addresses farm bill

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United States Senator Charles Grassley (R - Iowa) began a quest to visit constituents in every Iowa county Jan. 3.

Grassley commenced his 99-county tour in Chickasaw County at Nashua-Plainfield High School before heading north to Floyd County.    

In Nashua, he answered questions from students. Topics ranged from his stance on Obamacare to the future of social security. Grassley remarked that he was glad to have a tour stop at a high school because not many young people regularly attend his town hall meetings.

Another topic that Grassley expects to address is the current farm bill situation, or lack thereof. Consumers fear a drastic spike in dairy prices, among other issues, if a new bill is not adopted.

However, Grassley believes the House of Representatives and Senate will resolve their differences on the issue. He is hopeful that a new farm bill will be passed within the first two weeks of January.

In the case that an agreement is not reached immediately, Grassley says that the House has already passed an extension that will keep the dairy program stable for an additional month.

This year marks the 34th year of Grassley's 99-county tour, on which he first embarked during his first year as a U.S. Senator in 1980.
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