Secretary Naig Comments on the Condition of the State Address

DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 14, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement in response to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address.

“I appreciate the Governor’s long-standing and continued commitment to soil conservation and water quality. As we continue implementing the Nutrient Reduction Strategy, more conservation practices are being adopted in rural and urban areas of the state than ever before. I look forward to reviewing the details of the proposal and working with Gov. Reynolds and the legislature to engage more Iowans in our mission to improve our state’s natural resources.

“I share Gov. Reynolds’ commitment to growing the state’s biofuels industry through the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program that’s administered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Iowa is the country’s largest producer of ethanol and biodiesel. Increasing demand and access to biofuels at the pump is a win for consumers, producers and rural communities around our state.

“Foreign animal diseases present a very real and ongoing threat to Iowa’s livestock and economy. I will continue to advocate for additional resources that advance the state’s animal emergency response plans and work with producers to enhance biosecurity.”

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About the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Led by Secretary Mike Naig, the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship serves the rural and urban residents that call Iowa home. Through its 12 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land for the next generation. Learn more at iowaagriculture.gov.

Contact:
Keely Coppess
Communications Director
(515) 326-1616           
Keely.Coppess@IowaAgriculture.gov