Iowa Cattlemen’s Association PAC Endorses Ernst

| October 14, 2020

Contact: Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, 515-296-2266

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Political Action Committee (PAC) is pleased to endorse Joni Ernst in her re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Iowa’s beef business needs strong agricultural leadership. Sen. Ernst’s established voice and engagement on the behalf of Iowans through the U.S. Senate Ag Committee is what we need now and in the future. “As a major beef producing state, it is vital that we have strong advocates for agriculture in Washington, D.C.,” states Kurt Dallmeyer, Chair of the ICA PAC. “Sen. Ernst has affirmed her commitment to beef producers by working across the aisle on important issues that impact our day-to-day operations.”

Sen. Ernst has established a track record of leading important efforts that align with our policy priorities. She has demonstrated support for the beef cattle industry in numerous ways, to include:

  • Repealing the harmful and expansive Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule;
  • Cosponsoring the bipartisan Grassley-Tester 50/14 bill to increase meatpackers’ participation in the cash market;
  • Prioritizing trade and advocating for the passage of the U.S. - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA); 
  • Participating as a member of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee; and
  • Rallying emergency support for farmers and ranchers impacted by disaster (flooding, COVID-19, drought). 

The ICA PAC helps support political leaders who advance policy priorities of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. The ICA PAC is funded through voluntary donations designated for the PAC.


About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents nearly 10,000 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa’s beef industry. ICA’s mission is “Grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.”