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Sen. Ernst will chair Senate Ag Subcommittee

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Senator Joni Ernst will serve as the Chair for the Rural Development and Energy subcommittee of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry committee.

That subcommittee oversees the rural development missions of the USDA.

The Senator says she's ready to serve as chair of the subcommittee, saying "agriculture is the lifeblood of Iowa and I'm honored to chair this important subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy." She goes on to say that "focus is on improving the quality of life for Iowa farmers - and farmers across the country - as well as identifying ways to innovate and enhance our agricultural industry. We will work tirelessly to promote measures that will help strengthen our rural communities through job growth, energy innovation and economic development. We are ready to get to work."

Senator Ernst will also be serving on other subcommittees including: Nutrition, Specialty Crops, and Agricultural Research, Livestock, Marketing and Agricultural Security.

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