Posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM by Iowa Corn
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importance of a good education and encourages
them to continue farming.
Last Wednesday evening, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley spoke at the Louisa and Des Moines County Corn and Soybean Banquet. Grassley demonstrated his experience during the hour long discussion with more than 150 of the region’s corn and soybean farmers. He spoke about the farm bill, which got a one-year extension after Congress could not agree to the new five-year legislation. Grassley expects the longer term bill to pass before the September 30th deadline.
Grassley also spoke about his ongoing efforts to promote biofuels and move away from importing petroleum products and the importance to authorize the modernization of the lock and dam system to provide more stability to the barges traveling on the Mississippi river.
Following the remarks from Grassley, the attendees asked in-depth questions and also touched on other issues related to agriculture.
Kevin Buckallew joined Iowa Corn in October 2012 as a district field manager for Southeast Iowa. Kevin graduated from Indian Hills Community College with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture. Kevin currently resides in Appanoose county with his wife and four daughters; Allyson, Sydney, Mariah, and Kelsey. Prior to joining Iowa Corn, Kevin was a crop specialist with Agriland FS.